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The Archon 

A NEWSMAGAZINE published for Alumni and Parents of 



Don Conley, tri-captain, cuts his piece of the net following the 
thrilling overtime victory in the championship game. 

(Photo by Jon Bonnell.) 

Governors Win Class 'C Championship in 
Overtime over Tabor, 61-59. 

by Giovanni Pacelli 

Worcester, MA 

On Saturday, Governor Dummer faced Tabor 
Academy in the Class 'C championship game at 
Worcester. The Governors took an early lead on bas- 
kets by Don Conley and Chad Harlow, 4-0. Tabor 
came back quickly to take a 10-8 lead with about 2:00 
left in the first quarter. Dave Beatty assisted Todd Dix- 
on's basket which tied the game at 10. One minute lat- 
er, Todd's free throw put them back in the lead 11-10, 
but Tabor scored four points in the remaining minute 
to lead 14-11 at the end of the first. 

In the second quarter, Tabor increased their lead to 
six within the first two minutes, 21-15. The Governors 
then took control. Kyrie Stevens assisted Andre Shef- 
field's basket with about 3:30 left to come within three 
points, 23-20. Andre's two free throws cut the deficit to 
one, 23-22. Don Conley then took the pass from Chad 
Harlow to put the Gov's on top 24-23. With 0:08 left in 
the half, Kyrie Stevens hit two free throws to take a 
three point lead in to the second half, 28-25. The key in 
the first half was defense, and rebounds in particular 
as Andre had six, Don had five, and Kyrie had three. 

G.D.A. had a strong third quarter, expanding their 
lead to six, 43-37. The period was highlighted by great 
passing and good defense. Billy Batchelder gave the 
Gov's an eight point lead 43-35 as he rebounded his 
own miss and hit the basket with about 2:00 left in the 
third. Tabor returned the basket then for the remainder 
of the third period both defenses virtually stopped all 
scoring. Going into the fourth quarter, the Governors 
lead was six, 43-37. Once again, Tabor came out of the 
break roaring. They came to within four points in the 
first 39 seconds of play in the fourth, 45-41. Twenty- 
two seconds later, Don Conley committed his fourth 
foul and Tabor capitalized on the free throw to cut the 
Gov's advantage to three points, 45-42. Todd Dixon 
scored the next five points on a layup, a jumper, and a 

(Champs, continued ) 

SPRING 1 990 

A r chon 



The 1 [eadmaster's Message 


Edu< at ion in the '90s 


GDA in tin- 1 hanging world 


The GDA Scene 


The Arts at GDA 


Winter sports 


Reunion '90 




A GDA family album 


Class Notes 


The Alumni Page 


Class Secretaries Inside hack 


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The cover . . . has been borrowed from 
the front page of the March 7 Governor, 
shown here. More about the Governor 
appears on page 10 and more about the 
basketball championship, on page 14. 
The rose in the upper left corner of the 
Governor is in memory of English teacher 
Joanna Grugeon. 

Linda S. Corbett, Editor 
William Lane, Photographer 
Stuart D. Chase 

Director of Development 
Christopher E. Harlow 

Director of Alumni Affairs 



Moody House freshmen enjoy Earth Day: In foreground, Mary Cutting; 
others, from left: Megan Smith, Cara Endyke, Sarah Karp, Nicole 
Simkins, and Amy Chase. 

The Headmaster's Message 

After her first year in Byfield, 
Eleanor Eames was cited in the 
Milestone for her "graciousness at 
the Mansion." Eight years later 
the Milestone was dedicated to her; again 
"graciousness" was central to the tribute. Ben 
Stone's recent celebration of Mrs. Eames at 
the service in Moseley Chapel referred to the 
gracious quality of this remarkable lady who 
helped lead Governor Dummer Academy for 
twenty-nine years. 

Seven years ago, attending to the gracious 
side of life was stated as one of the primary 
goals of this administration. This goal 
demands and receives constant attention in 
the myriad of activities which constitute life at 
Governor Dummer. Graciousness is an 
expectation in the close relationship between 
masters and students here, in the respect 
shown by Governor Dummer students to 
performances and rival teams, and in the 
emphasis upon service in the purpose of our 
lives here and away from the campus. 

When a student does not respond to a 
greeting here, there is cause for concern. 
When an opposing basketball player is 
shooting a foul shot, GDA students maintain 
quiet. A baseball cap is immediately removed 
when a student enters the Mansion House for 
Open House on Saturday night. As we deal 
with the surface aspects of graciousness we 
have a remarkable reservoir of generosity 
upon which to build. 

Ben Stone quoted a friend of Mrs. Eames 
who referred to "the capacity for sheer fun 
which lay beneath her great dignity." This 
capacity operates within Governor Dummer 
people who Mrs. Eames has influenced for 
such a long time. Her impact is a major reason 
for the natural graciousness of the immediate 
and the greater Governor Dummer family. 

Headmaster Peter and Dottie Bragdon at 
Saturday Night Open House. They open the 
doors of the Mansion House to students every 
weekend for games, snacks, music, 

Spring 1990 




Education in the '90s 

A test of national commitment 

Haskell Emery Rhett '54 
at the New York City reception 

We arc all associated one 
way or another with a fine 
school, and almost by defi- 
nition, with other schools 
and colleges - either as students, alumni, 
or parents. Therefore we may congratu- 
late ourselves that we all place a high 
value on education and are interested in 
talking about its future, based on its suc- 
cessful past, as witnessed by our own 
glorious performance and that of our 
families and friends. In this company, 
that temptation could be even carried 
out to the extent of praising former 
teachers and holding forth their fine ac- 
complishments as examples, illuminated 
by our own successes, despite all odds to 
the contrary. 

I think that the times demand that we 
take a different path when discussing 
education. We should do our best to 
look ahead at a national level because 
we have national problems. We must be 
realistic about the pace of change, al- 
though that pace is accelerating, because 
education is an institutionalized process 
that seems to have many reasons not to 

One way to talk about education in 
the near future is to ask what main ideas 
should characterize education in a suc- 
cessful democracy, for we strive to be the 
very model of such a society. One de- 
lightful aspect of our diversity as an ex- 
perimental society is that virtually any 
citizen could come up with such a short 
list, so I will try: 

• Advancement in education and in 
life based on competency and learn- 

• Teachers are those who are the 
most competent and have learned 
the most, so that others may learn. 

• Education as a lifelong process, a 
continuum of acquiring, using, and 
improving knowledge. 

• Education based on broad societal 
goals, with processes operated on a 
local level. As one such goal, each 
citizen should be equipped with 

Speaker Haskell Rhett '54 at the 
New York Reception. 

philosophy, or a framework of ideas 
and skills, or the means to translate 
them into practice. 
• Equal educational opportunity to 
get ideas, values, and the culture 
itself regardless of individual back- 
ground, race, wealth, and all the 
other possible divisions. The genius 
of this idea is that it serves the de- 
mocracy and the individual equally 

I will limit our context to my own 
career, where we have seen the stability 

of the 1950s, the activism of the 1960s, 
the resulting freedom of the 1970s, the 
reform movements of the 1980s, and 
what we expect to be the positive results 
of reform that will characterize the 
1990s. After all, it is the mission of an 
educator to defeat predictions, which of 
necessity makes one an optimist, so our 
job for the 1990s is to defeat the dire 
predictions of continued academic de- 
cline as well as to face those predictions 
in every child, every student, and defeat 

Our report card with regard to our 
main ideas will simply feature a couple of 
comments or trends for each idea - after 
all, report cards never tell the whole 

With regard to advancement based on 
competency, the idea is difficult to 
implement when competency is lacking. 
At one level, the National Institute on 
Education tells us that from 1964 to 
1982 student performance on the Grad- 
uate Record Examinations dropped in 
11 of 15 subject areas. At a lower level, 
the National Assessment tells us that 
only 14% of all 1 1th graders can write an 
analytic piece. Yet the Futurist forecasts 
that in 1995, 80% of all managers will be 
knowledge workers, that is, those who 
must work by thinking. Our focus here 
in the next decade must be on advanc- 
ing the levels of competence, not ad- 
vancing those without competence. Our 
ways of assessing and evaluating compe- 
tence will improve, but we must improve 
the acquisition of higher order thinking 
skills through all levels of education. 

Teachers should be the most compe- 
tent students, but over the past few dec- 
ades research has shown that teachers 
have relatively low achievement, wheth- 
er measured by class work or test scores. 
The route to teacher certification must 
be changed, and the body of ideas, or 
curriculum, experienced by future teach- 
ers must be changed. Twenty states have 
now developed an alternate route to 
teaching certification, involving curric- 
ular majors in academic subjects rather 
than in educational fields, and there is 
evidence that these teachers are most 
competent and represent more talent be- 
ing brought to the task. 

The Archon 

Education should be a lifelong activ- 
ity, but that is difficult to accomplish 
when, according to Harold Hodgkinson, 
one of eight able high school graduates 
do not continue their education. The 
Education Department tells us that 71% 
of ninth graders graduate four years lat- 
er, but that is an unacceptable level of 
attrition. Furthermore, about 13% of 
our population represent functionally il- 
literate persons. We must make every 
effort in the next decade to open our 
schools as resource centers for children 
and adults so that we may offer the op- 
portunity to resume interrupted educa- 
tion and acquire competencies at any 
stage in life. 

Broad societal goals with local process 
control sounds good, but do not be 
fooled that setting six national goals is a 
concrete step toward accomplishment in 
this area. The real goals are being set at 
the state level, where the real money is 
being appropriated for education. The 
Education Commission of the State De- 
partment tells us that two thirds of the 
states now have performance goals for 
their schools, such as reducing the drop- 
out rate, raising test scores, and increas- 
ing literacy. The accompanying 
movement toward local control has had 
differential success, with effort in New 
York City badly in need of reform, and 
radical conversion of power to parents in 
Chicago still being evaluated. There is 
no doubt that the tendency toward set- 
ting state goals and increasing local con- 
trol will continue in the next decade. 

Finally, with regard to equal education 
opportunity, the evidence is overwhelm- 
ing that our system is now working well. 
Hodgkinson notes that from 1975 to 
1982 the number of black high school 
graduates increased 29% and Hispanics 
increased 38%, but the number of blacks 
going to college decreased by 14%, while 
the number of Hispanics decreased by 
16%. With all 25 of our largest city 
school systems now having minority stu- 
dents as majority enrollment, we cannot 
afford these statistics. 

We have imbalances that are virtually 
structural, if you look at the relationship 
of wealth, tax capacity, and property to 
educational needs and educational qual- 

ity. We must initiate fundamental re- 
forms in the financing of public school- 
ing if we are to assure that those with 
less property are to receive the same 
quality of education as those with more. 
The modest redistribution schemes of 
financial aid and tuition charges are not 
enough to implement this reform. As 
with cases now in our judicial system, 
equalization of public expenditures on 
students must be sought. At the same 
time, we must continue to work on the 
vexing problem of de facto school segre- 
gation by ethnic group as well as income 

Well, there is a sketchy framework and 
a brief report card, all intended to inter- 
est and excite you in the task of educa- 
tion that faces this society in the next 10 
years and beyond. The ideas outlined 
here cannot happen in our society with- 
out a broad involvement of the citizens, 

and that means that schools, and even 
colleges, will have to become different, 
more open institutions involving a wider 
variety of constituencies. Schools will 
not only have to offer longer days, 
weeks, and years, but will have to have 
the involvement of corporations, local 
colleges, and community agencies to 
mount the resources needed to imple- 
ment these ideas across our country. 
This cannot happen unless every one of 
you, those who have ideas about ideas, 
ideas about priorities, ideas about how 
to implement ideas, and finally an idea 
about our country, takes an active role. 

Woodrow Wilson once said that his 
university should operate in the nation's 
service. It is now time to test our com- 
mitment to our society by helping our 
schools to operate in the nation's serv- 

March 6, 1990 

Financing education is his specialty 

Haskell ("Emery" at GDA) Rhett '54 is 
an authority in the areas of financing 
higher education and developing pro- 
grams to meet student and institutional 

When he spoke to alumni at the New 
York Reception in March, he was vice- 
president of The College Board and re- 
sponsible for its College Scholarship 
Service (the nation's oldest and most 
widely used financial aid service, with an 
annual budget of about $30 million). 

In July he will become president of the 
prestigious Woodrow Wilson National 
Fellowship Foundation, which funds 
graduate fellowships, pioneering summer 
institutes for secondary teachers, pro- 
grams in minority education, and a Vis- 
iting Fellows Program which brings in- 
dustry and colleges together through 
campus visits by distinguished senior ex- 

At Governor Dummer, "Em" worked 
on the Archon and the Milestone, sang in 
the Glee Club and was manager of the 

baseball team. The Milestone says he was 
"a noted mimicker of noted people" and 
that he "kept Pierce in continual laugh- 
ter." He went to Hamilton College, then 
served with the Sixth Fleet as a lieuten- 
ant on the U.S.S. Forrestal, before earn- 
ing his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from 
Cornell University, with additional 
fellowships at the University of London 
and Harvard's Kennedy School of Gov- 
ernment. Before joining The College 
Board, he was assistant Chancellor of 
Higher Education for the State of New 
Jersey, responsible for the state's higher 
education budget and its student aid 
programs. He has also served on many 
professional and governmental commit- 
tees and has twice been elected a mem- 
ber of the Episcopal Church's national 
House of Deputies. 

He and his wife Anita live in Lawrence 
Township, New Jersey, and Blue Hill, 
Maine. They have three daughters: 
Kathryn, 28; Cecily, 25; and Kate, 19. 

Spring 1990 

Responding to the science crisis 


overnor Dummer A< adi 
has re< eived a five-year grant 
ii inventor Dudley 
Wright of ( leneva, Switzer- 
land, to develop an innovative science 
curriculum for se< < >ndary s< hools. 

Science 2000 was presented to Mr. 
Wright by the CiDA si ience faculty as a 
response to waning interest in science 
among high school pupils in this coun- 
try. After it is tried in GDA classrooms, 
it will be provided as a model for class- 
rooms across the country. 

According to department chairman 
Steve Metz, Science 2000 will remove 
the traditional boundaries between "bi- 
ology," "chemistry," "physics" and 
"earth science" in favor of courses which 
stress the connection between those dis- 

In today's typical curriculum, he says, 
"energy" might be studied in each of 
several courses, a year or more apart. In 
chemistry, for instance, pupils study the 
heat given off in chemical reactions and 
its relationship to the energy of chemical 
bonds. In biology, students investigate 
the energy transformation of metabolic 
processes. In physics, they measure ener- 
gy and study calorimetry and the laws of 

"We believe," Metz says, "that the stu- 
dy of energy would be much more valu- 
able if all the aspects were combined into 
one unit and related to one another." 
The emphasis throughout Science 2000, 
he says, will be on doing science and on 
hands-on activities. 

Wright, an American, has granted 
GDA $80,000 a year for three years. 
Ideally, Metz says, a pilot program would 
begin in the Governor Dummer class- 
room in September of 1991 and be im- 
plemented in all 9th grade science classes 
in the fall of 1992 and in the 10th grade 
a year later. 

Governor Dummer will be collaborat- 
ing with Tufts University, which is also 
receiving a grant from Wright to im- 
prove science education and to establish 
a fellowship program to teach Science 
2000 to science educators. A director 
and an advisor group of scientists and 
educators, including faculty from Tufts, 
will develop the curriculum. 

Science Department chairman Steve 
Metz in chemistry class. 

"Study after study," says Metz, "shows 
American students lagging far behind 
students from other developed nations 
in science. One places our students last 
in biology and far behind in chemistry 
and physics; another places U.S. high 
school students 14th in science among 
17 countries tested. 

"There is real concern that we may be 
educating a generation of Americans 
without the scientific and mathematical 
literacy necessary to compete in a mod- 
ern, technological world. By the year 
2000, the U.S. may need as many as 
750,000 more biologists, chemists, physi- 
cists and engineers than we are expected 
to produce. In a world where science and 
technology are increasingly important 
for all citizens, the failure of science cur- 
ricula to excite students represents a na- 
tional crisis." 

"I would consider Science 2000 suc- 
cessful," he says, "when we graduate 
higher numbers of students who are ex- 
cited about science, and have an appre- 
ciation for the connections among the 
sciences, mathematics and the humani- 

"Only 1.5 percent of American college 
freshman now say they intend to major 
in chemistry or physics," he says, "half 
the number of 20 years ago." 

Governor Dummer students continue 
to go beyond the required two years of 

science (freshman science and a labo- 
ratory science), but Metz says it is hard 
to determine if they are really interested 
in science for science's sake or if they arc- 
doing it because colleges have come to 
expect more. 

Eighty-two percent of GDA students 
are now taking science, the same as 10 
years ago and up from 67 percent 20 
years ago. Offerings today include fresh- 
man science (each student chooses two 
from among the pond, electricity, chem- 
istry, fundamentals of scientific investi- 
gation, the human body, and design for 
life), biology and accelerated biology, 
marine science, ecology, chemistry, ac- 
celerated chemistry and advanced chem- 
istry, and physics and accelerated physi- 

This is Metz's 12th year at Governor 
Dummer Academy as a chemistry teach- 
er, and his first year as department 
chairman. Metz and his wife Elizabeth 
"Betsy" Clark live in Mason Cottage 
with their children Derrick, 1, and Mar- 
garet, almost 1. Betsy has coached varsi- 
ty women's soccer, volleyball, track, field 
hockey and lacrosse, and continues to 
coach JV volleyball and to officiate field 
hockey and lacrosse. 

H. Dudley Wright 

Dudley Wright is chairman and 
president of Orbisphere Corp. in 
Geneva, Switzerland, a research 
firm which makes and distributes 
scientific instruments and equip- 
ment. Born in Bristol, Connecti- 
cut, he graduated from Newton 
School and attended the Universi- 
ty of Cincinnati, West Texas State 
College and the University of Cali- 
fornia at Los Angeles. He was for- 
merly president of Wright Engi- 
neering Co. and Endevco Corp. in 

Wright's earliest association with 
GDA was through his childhood 
friend, Benjamin Joy '37. Mr. Joy 
was shot down over the Indian 
Ocean in January of 1944. 

The Archon 

GDA in the changing world 

Befriending Vietnamese boat people 

While the Vietnam War offi- 
cially ended 15 years ago, 
untold numbers of Viet- 
namese continue to bet 
their lives on freedom - asea in boats 
that are intended to break down, headed 
for countries that may not want them. 

Carol Rowe, former mathematics mas- 
ter at Governor Dummer Academy, 
spent several months last year teaching 
English to Vietnamese boat people who 
had survived unspeakable hardships to 
reach Singapore. 

The Singapore Camp for Vietnamese 
Refugees, run by the United Nations 
High Command for Refugees on a for- 
mer British Navy base, has 700 to 1,000 
refugees, depending on the time of the 
year. They are shuttled off after three or 
four months to a host country or to 
another stop along the way; only a 
handful are allowed to remain in Singa- 

Most of the refugees, says Carol, 
scraped together gold to pay for their 
passage out of Vietnam via fishing boats 
that had to break down so they could be 
towed to shore - hopefully in Malaysia, 
Hong Kong or, for those who know 
about it, Singapore. Only if they are 
"rescued" are they considered refugees. 
Some countries refuse them entirely; 
others see that necessary repairs are 
made to their boats, and tow them back 
out to sea. 

One group of women and children 
arrived during Carol's stay after 59 days 
at sea, and were taken directly to local 
hospitals. Many of their companions 
had died en route; seven others died 
before they got to the camp. Carol also 
heard stories about pirates who had cap- 
tured refugee boats, raped the women, 
killed the men and children, stolen their 
belongings. "And you only hear about 
the ones where someone manages to sur- 
vive and swim to shore." 

There were happy stories as well. One 
man at the camp thought his family had 
not made it out of Vietnam and had 
been killed by the communists; he 
showed up on a bus one day, by the 
sheerest chance at the same time his 
family arrived by a boat. 

Once at the camp, the refugees decide 

Carol Rowe and her English class at the Singapore Camp for Vietnamese 

what countries they would like to mi- 
grate to and they are put into language 
classes. Carol heard about the need for 
teachers through the American Wom- 
en's Association in Singapore, and she 
made the 40-minute bus trip to the camp 
on Tuesdays and Thursdays with wom- 
en from West Germany, Great Britian, 
Japan, Italy, Spain, Sweden, New Zea- 
land, Wales, Australia. "This was a won- 
derful part of the experience," she says. 
"All of them speak English - which is 
very humbling!" 

Her class of 24 was half men and half 
women, aged 14 to 45. Only one pupil 
had any education past high school; 
most had stopped at 5th grade. They 
had to come to class, she says, to get 
their $1 (U.S.) per diem in food. "Con- 
sidering all the trouble they had gone to 
to get out of Vietnam," however, she 
was surprised at their "lack of motiva- 
tion." And they "simply did not under- 
stand the notion of homework." 

Carol's classroom was bare except for 
one blackboard; she had no materials 
other than her syllabus. The building 
had a corrugated tin roof and cement 
floors and was so hot that "you were 
soaked at the end of a three-hour class." 
The walls were screens from head height 
up, for ventilation, and the class would 

hear all of the others speaking or singing 
in many languages. "They loved to 
sing," says Carol, who tried to teach a 
round of "Frere Jacques" in English. 
"They had a hard time getting the con- 
cept. The first group would do just fine, 
but they were so polite that when the 
second group started to sing, the first 
group would stop." The students were 
all "very, very pleasant" and "very, very 

Carol spent much time teaching them 
to fill out forms; no matter where they 
would end up, she says, they would have 
to have filled out dozens of forms before 
they got there. "No two forms are the 
same," she adds. "One might say 'coun- 
try of origin,' while another might say 
'nationality.' This is all mystifying to 
them. There is so much red tape . . . and 
they probably won't get into the first 
country they apply for anyway." 

Most of the refugees want to come to 
the U.S. - "paradise as far as they're 
concerned" - then Canada and Austra- 
lia. "I had the feeling they had been told 
that there was a shortage of tailors in the 
U.S.," Carol goes on, "because whenev- 
er you asked them what their occupa- 
tions were, most of them would sav 'tai- 
lor.' " One of her frustrations was that 
even after they learned English, "many 

Spring 1990 

Celebrating for families united 

. it i hem aren'i going to end up in In 
lish-speaking nations." When the Hours 
were at the airport for their flight home, 
Carol heard "tea< hei , tea< her ..." and 
then- was her < lass, about to go off to the 
Phillipines, where more than hall the 
population S] ' ilipino and Spanish, 

not English. "It seemed like just another 
stop," she says. 

Australia, she says, is "having tough 
racial problems because they feel they 
are being inundated by Asians generally 
- not just Vietnamese." The Rowes also 
visited Hong Kong, and discovered that 
many residents have become dual citi- 
zens of Hong Kong and Australia "so 
that if anything goes wrong when Hong 
Kong reverts back to China in 1997, 
they will have another place to go." 
They were made very fearful, she says, 
"by the horror, grief and foreboding of 
Tiananmen Square." 

"This is going to be a very interesting 
change to watch," she predicts. "Hong 
Kong becoming part of China would be 
like the most sophisticated part of New 
York City hooking up with the most 
rural part of the U.S." 

While Singapore does not encourage 
Vietnamese refugees, they are looking 
for 20,000 Hong Kong immigrants to 
maintain their racial balance of 76% 
Chinese. They are courting the "Hon- 
kies," as they call the Hong Kong resi- 
dents, "because they think of them as 
well educated, rich, and most especially, 

While Carol was volunteering at the 
Refugee Camp, Wally, who is GDA Eng- 
lish Department chairman, was teaching 
English at Raffles Junior College in Sing- 
apore. The Rowes are 11 -year veterans 
of Governor Dummer Academy and live 
in Noyes House, circa 1770, across Mid- 
dle Road from the Mansion House. The 
Rowes are parents of Marshall '82; Wal- 
lace "Waddy" IV, who teaches at Pom- 
fret; and Heidi, who is working at a girls 
school in Australia and completing a 
circle of sorts. She is near the Ross Clay- 
tons; Ross, who teaches at Melbourne 
Grammar School, filled in for Wally 
Rowe last year at Governor Dummer 

Dennis Kimmerich '90s parents 
called him from Stuttgart, 
West Germany, in November 
when the Berlin wall began 
to crumble. "They told me they cried 
when the gates were opened," he says, 
and he was very moved. 

Home himself for the holidays, he says 
"everyone was celebrating . . . seeing the 
East Germans come in every day. It is 
like a dream for them. The pictures of 
East Germany are pretty depressing. The 
people are very poor." 

Some relatives in East and West Ger- 
many had not seen each other for 40 
years. Many younger ones had never 

Dennis Kimmerich '90 

met. Before the restrictions on travel 
from East to West were lifted, Dennis 
says, "only people 65 or older were even 
allowed to visit." His aunt and uncle had 
come from East Germany once a year. 
Now anyone can come. 

Dennis harbors no fears about reunifi- 
cation of his country. 

"Every school child studies probably 
the equivalent of two years about Hitler 
and World War II," he says. "We have 
seen at least 10 movies about Hitler and 
the concentration camps from first grade 
on. People worry about the rise of the 
Nazis. That won't happen again." 

On the other hand, he says, the reuni- 
fication of Germany will make Free Eu- 
rope very strong. "Germany is already 
the leading European power in NATO 
and the EC (Common Market). Eco- 
nomically, there will be Japan number 
one, the United States number two, and 
unified Germany number three in the 
world. Maybe we will even overtake the 

Dennis is pleased at the prospect of a 
unified Berlin, a "world class city" to 
compete with London, Paris, and New 
York - though he has never been there. 
Berlin is an eight-hour drive from home 
and until now, he says, "there has been 
no reason to go." 

He also hopes it will replace Bonn as 
the capital. "Bonn? It is a small city, for 
students." An avowed city person, he 
says Hamburg is the "best rebuilt city" in 
Europe and that industrial Frankfurt has 
the highest skyscraper. 

It follows that Dennis's most difficult 
adjustment this year has been to Gover- 
nor Dummer's "country environment," 
the curfews and restrictions on off-cam- 
pus travel. "In Europe," he says, "stu- 
dents have much more freedom." He has 
been off to New York or Boston at every 
opportunity but missed Chicago, where 
his parents worked before he was born. 

Dennis, who had already had six years 
of English (and three of French), came to 
the U.S. to improve his English. He re- 
turns to Germany now to complete high 
school levels 12 and 13 and he is leaving 
his options open for college. 

The Archon 

Giving the joy of reading 

Former mathematics master Jim 
Scheidegger entered the Peace 
Corps last summer and has been 
assigned to organize the health 
area of Gungu, in the Banduadu region 
of Zaire, Africa - "a place well known for 
its belief and use of black magic." He is 
now capping springs, digging wells and 
addressing some health issues - such as a 
50% mortality rate for children under 5. 
Water is a big problem, "plentiful, but in 
many cases dangerous to drink." 

"My Zairean assistant tells the village 
people to look at how big I am and he 
says, 'The reason he is so big is because 
of his good health practices . . . that is 
why you must listen.' " 

Though teaching was not Jim's assign- 
ment, he is doing that too, as he explains 

Jambo (a Swahili greeting): 

"Last week one of the doctors at the 
local hospital suggested that I teach Eng- 
lish at the high school in exchange for 
lessons in Kikongo. Many here speak 
French, but all speak Kikongo ... so it 
is of primary importance to me now. I 
went to the school and was hired on the 
spot - almost with no questions asked; 
maybe they liked the price! I am to teach 
two 50-minute classes a day to their ad- 
vanced English students, for an hour of 
Kikongo lessons. 

"I walked into my classroom (about 
the size of the faculty lounge, in a long, 
concrete building) for the first time with 
my hat on and a backpack. The floor 
was covered by dirt; in fact, everything 
was covered by dirt - probably because 
most of the windows were broken and I 
don't believe the doors work too well. I 
had no idea where to place my hat and 
backpack. One of the 50 students in the 
class saw my dilemma and quickly gave 
me his chair for my things. The kids 
were very excited to have an American 
teach them English. Looking around 
though I noticed that they had no 
books. They each had about four or five 
notebooks. You see, books are extremely 
scarce here in Zaire. Even the 10 or so 
English teachers share two or three 
grammar books among themselves. 

Former master Jim Scheidegger. 

"Books are even more scarce for the 
kids. Lessons in literature, in French, are 
copied by the teacher on the board while 
each student copies the passage into his 
or her notebook. They can spend a 
whole class on this task without even 
starting to discuss what it said. I must 
admit that the kids here print characters 
very well; everything looks so neat. 
Some of their notebooks contain meticu- 
lously traced drawings from biology and 
physics books. It just seems so incredible! 
They work hard and are extremely en- 
thusiastic - imagine what they could do 
with the materials. People here would do 
anything to have a book. 

"I always thought reading to be a ne- 
cessity of life, never have I thought that 
people anywhere would be lacking the 
ability to find something to read. News- 
papers and magazines are also extremely 
scarce - in fact, so rare that some people, 
when they find one, cut out the pictures 
to hang on their living room walls. (Just 
a moment ago I was interrupted by a 

visit from a family of locals. By coin- 
cidence, they asked if they could borrow 
a magazine!) 

"The few books I have represent a vast 
library in their eyes. I cuddle up at night 
to a book under candlelight. That used 
to be something I felt any person was 
entitled to do. Now I understand that 
for all these years I was actually indulg- 
ing in a luxury beyond the dreams of 

"The isolation is incredible here (three 
hours by truck from the nearest Peace 
Corps mail drop and 10 hours from the 
nearest phone) and exposure to English 
is so rare that even the teachers can 
barely understand me. Once I was speak- 
ing with an 'educated person' and asked 
him what he thought about the falling of 
the Berlin wall. All he knew of Germany 
is that it had a soccer team. His knowl- 
edge of World War II was fragmented 
almost to non-existence. But without 
newspapers, books, and only a handful 
of radios run by expensive batteries, 
with some imagination the ignorance is 

"Since English grammar books are 
very rare, about 10 elementary ones of 
any sort would do more than you know 
to improve the quality of English educa- 
tion here in Gungu. They are afraid to 
order on their own because even the 
teachers can't afford such books. (I make 
$35 equivalent American a week 
. . . and am probably one of the five 
richest people of the 14,000 inhabitants 
of Gungu.) The time is not pressing, for 
it never is here, the teachers can easily 
wait a year for such a splendid gift, if not 

Yours in teaching, 
Jim Scheidegger 

Ed: Twenty books are already on their way 
from the English Department. Contribu- 
tions from faculty and students are helping 
to pay for the books and their shipment. 

Spring 1990 

Working in a coffee brigade 

An in Brow n '88 spent se\ era! 
weeks ol her wintei break 
fri mi Earlham ( bllege with 
1 1 other students in the ( of- 

fee brigade pii I a iffee side by side 

with Nit araguans on .i * ooperative farm 
40 minutes south ol Managua. 

This was the first harvest in a long, 
long time, explains Airin. "The fields 
had lain idle for nearly 10 years because 
of the fighting. Many of the farmers had 
gone off to fight or had fled to the rela- 
tive safety of the cities; of the 3.5 million 
people in Nicaragua, 2.5 million live in 
Managua. "They needed help with the 
harvest," she says, and the students re- 

They stayed in a community of about 
100, organized by the Sandinista Labor 
Union with a president and vice-presi- 
dent and meetings each morning. A lot 
of pickers, Airin says, came down from 
Managua, "and they were almost as 
unskilled as we were." They all stayed in 
big, cinder block buildings they shared 
with rats that scampered over their legs 
at night. They had no running water - 
just rainwater "with amoeba and inter- 
esting things floating in it." Each day 
began at 5 a.m., and they picked coffee 
for six hours straight. 

Airin says she was never afraid, once 
there, because "we weren't in a war zone 
. . . and the people are so friendly. They 
were willing to make a distinction be- 
tween us as Americans and the U.S. 
government which had funded the con- 
tra war." She says she "felt embarrassed 
by the U.S.'s role in the war, but that 
came out o( myself, not from them. The 
people now ask, 'Don't send weapons. 
Send toys for our children, send clothes, 
send books.' I felt the whole war was in 
conflict with my values and my train- 

Airin was especially impressed by the 
energy and patriotism of the Nicara- 
guans. "They are so proud of their coun- 
try and in taking part in getting it back 
on its feet. They seemed empowered by 
their unity ... I wish 1 saw that here in 
the U.S." 

As the cooperative's school she at- 
tended the graduation of a first grade 
class - many small children, but grown 

Airiyx Broivn '88 and GDA classmate Meganne Murphy '88. 

men and women as well. "They were so 
proud and happy to be in school, so 
happy to be learning about their coun- 
try's history," she says. 

Airin was in Nicaragua the day the 
U.S. invaded Panama and when she was 
told about the invasion, "I started cry- 
ing. It was the only day I felt any hostili- 
ty from the people on the street. The 
Central American states feel great 

The Nicaraguans were preparing for 
their election - which was subsequently 
won by Violeta Barrios de Chamorro of 
the National Opposition Union - a 14- 
party coalition which, Airin says, "runs 
from communists to ex-contras to real 

Airin feels Chamorro will have troub- 
le getting a majority decision on issues, 
because the majority of the senate is still 
Sandinista. Also, she says, the job will 
be difficult because the Nicaraguan peo- 
ple have been governed in a socialist way 
by Daniel Ortega for 10 years, and Cha- 
morro is a democrat. The people who 
are used to the cooperatives, for in- 
stance, will have to adjust to mono-crop- 
ping. They have been used to free health 

Airin's penchant for helping others 

around the globe is not new. Since she 
spent the summer before graduation 
from Governor Dummer with a family 
in France, she has "been interested in 
different cultures. It helps me place my- 
self in the world." 

After GDA, she spent six weeks help- 
ing to build a library and a chicken coop 
in a tribal village in Kenya. She plans to 
take next year off to go first to Palo, 500 
miles east of Micronesia, to work; then 
to Nepal. She will live with a family in 
Katmandu for five weeks while she 
learns Nepali ("it's supposedly easy to 
pick up") before going on to do indepen- 
dent study of Nepalese religions - a long 
way from home in West Newbury, Mas- 

She will probably study anthropology 
when she returns to Earlham, "a small, 
very liberal arts school" where there is a 
lot of social activism of the non-violent 
variety. There, she says, students edu- 
cate themselves about racism and sexism 
and other issues; the goal is to get people 
to act on their ideas. 

"People are very excited about learn- 
ing," she adds. "School is not just a bur- 
den. It is not just parties. It is very prop- 
er that the Coffee Brigade would come 
out of this environment." 

The Archon 


Surviving an invasion 

Felix Motta '91 went home to 
Panama City for Christmas 
break, and got a little more ex- 
citement than he bargained for. 

He was sound asleep in the early 
morning hours of December 20, when 
the U.S. forces invaded Panama and 
overthrew the dictatorship of General 
Manuel Antonio Noriega. 

Panama is normally a very safe place, 
says mild-mannered Motta. "You can go 
out and bicycle or skate board late at 
night with no problem" - just what he 
and one of his friends were doing on the 
eve of the invasion. 

"Nobody knew it was coming," he 
says. "I was asleep and there was shoot- 
ing all around." 

The Cuban Embassy, which U.S. 
troops surrounded when they heard No- 
riega was there, and Noriega's home are 
"like a block from my house." The Vati- 
can Embassy, where Noriega eventually 
sought refuge, was only 10 minutes 

Because of the looting that took place 
after the invasion and the roving bands 
of baton-wielding youths, the Mottas 
and their neighbors built a barracade of 
bricks at the end of their street and, says 
Felix, "all of my neighbors got arms." A 
curfew went into effect - one that even 
kept the Mottas home on Christmas 

"It was all a maturing experience," Fe- 
lix says. "It was good for me." 

"Everyone was happy when the Amer- 
icans came in," Motta goes on. "At least 
90 percent of them were happy. Noriega 
was a very devilish man . . . involved in 
all kinds of witchery." 

With Noriega out, the previously elect- 
ed Guillermo Endara was duly installed, 
and Felix says everyone is happy with 
the new government so far. "They will 
try to get better economically," he says. 
"For years now, the U.S. didn't give us 
any help. (The U.S. has had a trade 
embargo against Panama since 1985.)" 
Now, he says, more people are out of 
jobs than ever because the post-invasion 
robbery and stealing put many stores 
out of business. 

He also fears that the government will 
have problems with guerillas - remnants 

Felix Motta '91 with lacrosse gear. 

of Noriega's PDF (Panamanian Defense 
Forces) once the Americans have all 
withdrawn. "Most of Noriega's cohorts 
have left the country, thank God," Felix 
says, but he adds that a coup is always a 
possibility. "They are not too stupid," he 
says; "they want their places back." No- 
riega, he explains, paid his army and 
thus helped some very, very poor people. 
Now there is no army. 

Felix says that new government also 
needs "to get tourism again." Money 
that had been allotted to attract tourists, 
he says, fell into Noriega's hands. 

While Americans think of the canal 
when they think of Panama, it is "not a 
big deal" to Felix. He lives about half an 
hour from the canal and has been there 
"about once." The canal is too small for 
today's ships," he says. "It carries mostly 
cruise ships and some Japanese oil tank- 

He also feels his country takes some- 
thing of a bad rap from the rest of the 
world. "People say it's like Colombia as 
far as drugs go," he says, "but it isn't 
even close to it." 

It may be true that drugs have been 
passed through Panama from Colombia 
on up to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. 
"Panama has always been a bridge," Fe- 
lix says, "as well as a canal." 

Coming from a country where temper- 
atures range from 80 to 95 and one can 
get from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 45 
minutes - Felix has tried cross-country 
skiing at Governor Dummer and is play- 
ing JV lacrosse this spring - a sport "no 
one knows about at home." His country, 
on the other hand, has "the best scuba 
diving you can find." Felix prefers the 
Atlantic beaches, but says fishing is fab- 
ulous on the Pacific coast because of the 
tides and prevailing winds. 

Felix studied at the Salisbury School 
in Connecticut last year to improve his 
English, and came to Governor Dum- 
mer in September on the recommenda- 
tion of family friend Raquel Ardito-Bar- 
letta '85, who lives "exactly in front of 
the Cuban Embassy in Panama City." 
Felis plans to stay in the U.S. for college 
and will probably study business, as his 
sister is now doing at Bentley College in 

Spring 1990 

The GDA scene 

The Governor goes hi-tech 

The Governor staff at work, from left: Jon Bonnell '90, photography 
editor; David Eliot '90, executive editor; and Jon Lewis '90, editor'in- 

This year marks the 30th anni- 
versary of The Governor as a 
school paper; in 1959-60 it was 
horn as a four-page publication 
and appeared every six weeks as an alter- 
native to two student-produced mag- 
azines - the "aloof Archon," which went 
to students and alumni, and the "strictly 
literary Review." The "new" Governor 
contained "sports, campus news, out- 
standing creative work and bits of local 
humor" and, under editor Bob Rimer 
'60, encouraged "letters to the editor and 
similar forms of criticism." 

The Governor has varied in size and 
shape, liberality and frequency over the 
years. Most recently it has been a four- 
page tabloid appearing four to six times a 
year, with typesetting and printing 
farmed out to a commercial printer - a 
costly and time-consuming process. 

This year, with a new desk-top pub- 
lishing system in place, the Governor has 
become a Time-sized weekly. Under edi- 
tor Jim Lewis ' e '0 oi Andover, with En- 
glish master Ed Rybicki advising, the 
Governor has been published most 
Wednesdays (allowing for vacations and 

inclement weather) - 19 by the end of 
April alone. Some 180 "outside" sub- 
scribers (at $15 per year) and 265 student 
subscribers help pay the freight; faculty 
members receive it free. 

The Governor has set up shop in the 
basement of Frost with a Macintosh IIx, 
Microsoft Word Software for word pro- 
cessing and Design Studio for page 
makeup. Students write their stories in 
the shop, bring in discs if they have 
written their stories on other Macs, or 
type their stories on regular typewriters 
and let the Apple Scanner and Omni 
Page software do the work. They "make 
up" the pages, complete with photo- 
graphs which are copied by Applescan. 
A laser printer produces the pages and 
on Tuesday night, a 10 to 14-page, cam- 
era -ready Governor is delivered to the 
printer. It is returned for Wednesday 
noon delivery to student boxes. 

The savings in production costs alone, 
according to Rybicki, will have paid for 
the new, high-tech equipment by the 
end of this first year of publication. 

The Governor regularly reports on 
campus-happenings and prints the scores 

of athletic games. Arts events are cri- 
tiqued and students speak out in editori- 
als or letters on everything from hybrid 
wolves to homelessness and hunger in 

The most exciting aspect for Lewis is 
"seeing the change in people's thoughts" 
as they read the facts or the opinions of 
others. "The worst thing," he adds, "is 
to see people throw The Governor away 
after they've read it." 

Earth Day and energy 

In anticipation of GDA's Earth Day 
celebration, the nine dormitories partici- 
pated in an energy-saving contest for the 
cold month o( February. Students 
turned off lights, took shorter showers, 
put on more sweaters - and Boynton 
Dormitory won by using 67 percent less 
electricity, gas and heating oil than they 
did in February of '89. The Cottage was 
second with 11.3 percent savings and 
Eames third, with 1 1 percent savings. 

On Earth Day, students walked the 
GDA Nature Trail, canoed on the Mill 
River, and set up booths in Alumni 
Gymnasium featuring acid rain, water, 

Leslie McCant '91 on Earth Day. 


The Archon 

Sam Robbins '41 gives a guided tour of his White Mountain Paintings exhibit at the April 1 opening. He 
dedicated the show to his former master, the late Tom Mercer; to his classmate Dave Goodhart '41; and to Carl 
Youngman '60, who helped build the gallery five years ago. Many newspapers have done features on Robbins 
and the show, and he has appeared on several radio and television programs. The special exhibit continues 
through June 17. 

recycling, nuclear power, rain forests 
and more. They also bought and planted 
blueberry bushes around campus and 
sold Earth Day T-shirts; the proceeds 
from both are going toward the purchase 
and preservation of a piece of virgin rain 
forest in South America. The food serv- 
ice cooperated by serving food low on 
the food chain and discontinuing the use 
of paper cups for hot and cold drinks. 

Art historian Sam Robbins '41 also 
gave two "walk throughs" of the White 
Mountain Painters exhibit. The 19th 
century artists, he says, were the first 
real conservationists. "They wanted to 
record the beauty on canvas 'before the 
axeman cameth.' " 

The Annual Fund 

With the closing date of June 30 just 
around the corner, the Annual Fund 
stands at $490,000 toward its $600,000 
goal of gifts from alumni, parents and 

The Annual Fund, says chairman 
Timothy Greene '50, is essential to the 
quality of the Governor Dummer experi- 
ence. It makes up the $1,765 difference 
between tuition and the true cost of edu- 
cation per student. He asks alumni and 
parents to first continue or increase their 
support for the Annual Fund, and then 
make their commitment to the capital 
campaign, To Make A Significant Differ- 

Greene also reminds alumni and par- 
ents that any new or increased gift to the 
Annual Fund qualifies for the $1 for $3 
match from the GDA Challenge Fund 
issued by alumni Morris Frost '35, Carl 
Pescosolido '55 and Bob Bass '67. 

The Parents Fund portion of the An- 
nual Fund has reached $75,700 with 73 
percent participation. Chairman John 
Kavanagh P'62 of Beverly is in charge 
and striving for 100 percent partici- 

Special commencement guest 

In a divergence from previous years, 
the Class of 1990 will not be taking final 
examinations this spring in June (unless 
performance requires), and will be grad- 
uating a week earlier than usual. Com- 
mencement will be Sunday, June 3. 

Commencement speaker will be Secre- 
tary of State Max Cleland of Georgia, 
former head of the Veterans Adminis- 
tration, a Vietnam veteran and triple 
amputee. Watch for his book, Strong at 
the Broken Place, to be released soon. 

Senior Parents Fund 

The Senior Parents have given 585,000 
toward the $125,000 goal, with 76 per- 
cent participation. These parents of '90 
are helping to fund the second of two 
Young Masters Chairs. 

Guv Scott P'90 of Weston is chairman. 

Spring 1990 


The arts at GDA 

Liz Shea '90 and Nikki Fardy '90 in duet. 

Ian Jones '90 in Guild concert. 

The arts in bloom 

The arts flourished throughout the 
spring in many forms. The dance recital, 
under dance master Fontaine Dollas- 
Dubus, was one of the best ever, as was 
the concert of the student-run Music 
Guild. The German play, Spring 
Awakening, directed by drama master 
Bonnie Jean Wilbur, offered a special 
challenge to two GDA actresses: Anya 
Stagakis '91 and Kate Atkins '92 
switched lead roles on Friday and 
Saturday nights. Student artists received 
awards in area competitions and the 
Music Department and the GDA Allies 
sponsored a concert and workshop by a 
young, New York-based professional 
chamber ensemble. Some of the special 
moments are reflected here. 

Cara Marcous '93 in recital. 

Isolde Karro '91 in Guild concert. 


The Archon 

David Johnson '90 as Moritz in 
Spring Awakening. 

This study in texture and pattern by P.J. St. George '92 won Honorable 
Mention in the Boston Globe art contest. 

Anya Stagakis '91 as Wendela in 
Spring Awakening. 

Jocie Malik '90s pine cone collage ivon first prize in the Neicburyport 
Art Association's contest for area high school students. 

Spring 1990 


Winter sports at GDA 

Basketball champions - again 

Ii was a season ol hard work and 
overtimes for i he basketball Go^ 
inns, who 'I the New Eng- 

land ( lass ( in le fi 'i the third time 
in six years, while placing second in the 
ISL to Roxbury Latin. (The Governors 
have earned the League title lour oi the 
lasi irs.) 

The key to this New England 
championship, says head coach Steve 
Metz, is the simple fact that "there was 
no one star. They all took on the mantle 
at different times." 

He is also proud of the fact that 10 of 
the 12 varsity players had worked their 
way up through JV; "They worked 
hard," he said, "to put themselves into 
position for the championship." 

They also "refused to allow defeat 
. . . they played best when it counted the 
most." The championship game against 
Tabor Academy was a classic case. The 
Governors were down two points with 
1 1 seconds to go and Todd Dixon '90 of 
Billerica tried to repeat his three-point 
shot that had beat Thayer earlier in the 
season. Dixon missed, but set up four- 
year veteran Don Conley '90 of Aurora, 
Illinois, for the most important offensive 
rebound of his career. Conley scored at 
the buzzer to put the game into over- 
time. Dixon then answered a Tabor 
three-pointer and Chad Harlow '90 of 
Byfield came up with the two-pointer 
that won it 61-59. 

Metz's MVPs were co-captains and 
League All-Stars Conley and Dixon. 
Dixon averaged 14 points per game with 
five assists and four steals, and cornered 
the market on "graceful athleticism." 
Conley was No. 2 rebounder in the 
League, and he averaged 14 points and 
four blocked shots per game. He was also 
the team's "quiet leader." 

The Coach's Award went to Artie 
Zweil '90 of Georgetown, a second-year 
player who was "always ready when 
called on." Kyrie Stevens '90 of 
Tewksbury was named All League Hon- 
orable Mention. 

This was the second New England title 
for assistant coach Anthony Fusco '85, 
who returned to campus last fall to teach 
and coach. He was co-captain of the '85 
New England/ISL championship team. 

MVP Dave Smith readies for 


Six of coach Barry Graham's 12 wres- 
tlers were first-year players and the team 
started every meet short a wrestler in 
one of the weight classes. Nevertheless, 
they won two of 14 matches and had 
some outstanding individual efforts. 

Senior David Smith of Goffstown, 
New Hampshire, was MVP; seeded sixth 
in the season-ending Graves-Kelsey 
Tournament, he beat a 13-1 wrestler and 
placed second in the 171-pound class. 
Brad Panoff '91 of North Attleboro, 
with an 11-3 record, was second in the 
Graves-Kelsey at 189; John Lipchitz '91 
of Tewksbury, seeded seventh, came in 
fourth at 152; and Jason Uttam '91 of 
Reading took fifth at 125. 

Women's basketball 

The women's basketball team, says Su- 
sie Childs, proved that "you don't have 
to have tall players to have a basketball 
team. You do have to have commit- 
ment, determination and hustle." 

With an average height of 5'4" and 
usually only two players in reserve, the 
scrappy team ran to a 3-12 record. The 
season's highlight was the short-handed, 
overtime victory against Pingree. With 
one player injured and two out on fouls, 
they played the final 38 seconds of regu- 
lation and the entire overtime with just 
four players. With eight seconds left in 
regulation, co-captain Catherine Tuthill 

'91 of Rowley made two free throws to 
tie the game, then stole the ball to force 
the overtime. Tuthill's two points and 
Leah Colangelo '91s four, plus some 
strong defense, gave them the win. 

The Coach's Award went to "Steady 
Eddy" Colangelo '91 of Westboro, and 
MVP was co-captain Margo Doyle '90 of 
Marblehead, a top scorer in the league 
with a 13.3-point average. She had a 
season high of 31 against Thayer Acade- 
my, and was 13 of 20 from the line. 
Doyle and Tuthill were both named to 
the ISL Honorable Mention team. 

Women's hockey 

The women's hockey team saw "an- 
other season of growth and success," 
according to coach Lynda Bromley. 
They hosted the first-ever Brooks-GDA 
Women's Holiday Tournament, and 
their second annual alumnae game 
(three of their alumnae are playing varsi- 
ty hockey at Skidmore, two at Colby 
and one at Princeton). The season ended 
with a triumphant, final-seconds win 
over Brooks. 

Bromley awarded top-scorer Grayson 
Cunningham '90 of Andover her 
Coach's Award and her MVP was "al- 
ways reliable" defenseman Robin Re- 
mick '90 of Hampton, New Hampshire. 
Newcomer-defenseman Lisa Widdecke 
'92 of San Diego, California, was named 
to the ISL All League team. 

MVP Robin Remick heads for the ice. 


The Archon 

Hockey team proves they belong 

Coach Larry Piatelli's hockey 
team let everyone know they 
belong in Division I and 
boasted the best player in the 
ISL Keller Division - Nicholas Vachon 
'90 of Playa del Rey, California. 

"We learned that hard work is as im- 
portant as skill," Piatelli said, "and he 
credited the seniors with "taking us to a 
new level of hockey." 

The Governors placed second in the 
Keller Division in only their second year 
in the "big time," with a 16-6 record 
overall. They won the Brooks-GDA 
Holiday Hockey Tournament and they 
beat every team in the League at least 
once. The shut-out of No. 1 Belmont 
Hill was the highlight. 

Forward Vachon was chosen Keller 
Division Player of the Year, and he was 
joined by four teammates on the Keller 
All-Star team: forward Eric Lacroix '90 
of Rosemere, Quebec; defensemen Mike 
Guilbert '90 of Manchester, New Hamp- 
shire, and Mike Yeagley '90 of Rockville, 
Maryland; and goalie Brian Novelline 
'91 of Andover. 

Despite their first round loss in the 
New England Division I Prep Tourney, 
three players - Vachon, Lacroix and 
Yeagley - were picked to the Senior East 
All Star Team. Vachon and Yeagley 
were coach Piatelli's team MVPs, and 
Joe Crowley '90 of Melrose was chosen 
by his teammates to receive the Paul 
Wasson Award as "Unsung Hero." 


Of 10 teams in the Association of 
Independent School Girls Athletics 
(AISGA), coach Michele Cahill's volley- 
ball team placed a solid fifth with a 6-7 
record, and they went on to place fifth 
in the season-ending tournament. 

Dede Simons '90 of Nashville, Tennes- 
see, emerged as a standout on both of- 
fense and defense," and was MVP. She 
was also named to the All-Tournament 
and All-League teams. 

Nordic skiing 

"We had some real talent this year," 
said coach Jamie Larsen of his Nordic ski 

League MVP Nicholas Vachon '90 at right with Belmont Hill opponent; 
GDA split with Belmont Hill during the regular season. 

The best ever! 

The 1989-90 hockey team was 
the best in Governor Dummer 
Academy history, says ranking 
master David Williams, a spec- 
tator through 39 winter seasons. 

"This was the best record ever against 
top flight competition," says Williams, 
who also remembers "the years when we 
were getting beat up atrociously - 20 to 
1, 15 to 2 and the like by Belmont Hill, 
Nobles and others." 

When the Independent School League 
split into two divisions, GDA was as- 
signed to the less competitive Eberhardt, 
"and we did so well we elected to move 
up to the Keller Division. This league 
plays some of the top hockey on the 
secondary level in the country. Everyone 
knows about them." 

In just their second year as "upper," 
the Governors had the top players in the 
League - Nicholas Vachon '90 - and 
placed second overall to none other 

team; "next year we will have snow." 

The team skied only two races and 
had no snow on which to practice. Nev- 
ertheless, the women placed second in 
the final Independent School Ski Asso- 
ciation (ISSA) meet. 

than Belmont Hill - after splitting with 
them during the season. 

Former head basketball coach himself, 
Williams says that "Larry (head coach 
Piatelli) has done a good coaching job." 
The rink helps too, he says, recalling 
how many an alum shoveled the snow 
off of Ingham Pond before a game - or 
retrieved the boards on the Morse Field 
pond. When the snow around the sides 
melted a little, he says, the boards would 
slip down and float around on the ice. 

Vachon and former NHL great 
Derek Sanderson; Sanderson spoke 
at Convocation about his long battle 
against drug and alcohol abuse. 

Spring 1990 


Reunion y 90 

Back to By field . . . June 15> 16 & 17 

Memories . . . The class of 1965 at Commencement, headed by Russel 
Thomas, Tim Browne, Brad Dorsey and Garret Leahey. 

William "call me Jack" Little 
'50 and his wife Kathryn 
plan to drive all the way 
from Swansboro, North 
Carolina, on their motorcycle. Stan 
Hamcl '45 plans to arrive for Reunion 
'90 in his 19 57 Packard formal sedan. 
Chris Morse 70 will drive his 1967 Aus- 
tin Healey and Sarah Soule '85, her 1957 
T-Bird. Nick Apollonio '65 will be tow- 
ing his '02 Crowninshield sea canoe. 

Ed Sheffield '40 and Dave Yesair '50 
are boasting that they will get more than 
half of their classes back for Reunion 
Weekend and Dana Babcock '40 says his 
class is guaranteed to beat all others for 
top dollar for a Reunion Class Bowl. 

Reservations are rolling in from the 
pre-'40 Old Guard classes up to '85 for 
the events of June 15, 16, and 17. For 
the first time, the classic autos above and 
others will be featured in a special Clas- 
sic Auto and Boat Show. The youngest 
delegation, the Class of 85, is planning a 
California-style volleyball game on the 
beach at Plum Island. The current art 
exhibit, "White Mountain Painters 1840- 
1936," is being held over in the Kaiser 
Arts Center and collector/historian 
Sam Robbins '41 will return to narrate 
two "walk throughs" of the exhibit. 

Also new are Alumni Briefings which 
will be offered twice on Saturday. Hold- 
ing forth on "Science in the 1990s" will 
be Dick Henry '65 (the environment), 
Richard Henry '60 (architecture), Edwin 
Hubbard '65 (geology and natural re- 
sources) and Bill Shaheen '75 (engi- 
neering); and on "Retirement," Andy 
Bailey '40 (estate planning), Jack Gregg 
'65 (asset allocation), Dr. David Solo- 
mon '40 (health), Peter Steinwedell '50 
(successful retirement), and Ben Wright 
'40 (retirement planning). 

Discussing "Educational Reform: Evo- 
lution or Revolution" will be Jim Deve- 
ney '60 (now at Buckingham, Brown <Sc 
Nichols School), Maria Gray '75 (Pen- 
tucket Regional Schools), John Macken- 
zie '65 (Potomac School) and Steve 
Metz, GDA Science Department chair- 
man; and "Career Development: New 
Beginnings and Mid-course Correc- 
tions," Dan Clayman '75 (the working 
artist), Tim Greene '50 (executive 
search), and Dave Yesair '50 


The Archon 


Traditional reunion events include the 
4.75-mile road race orchestrated by dis- 
tance coach David Abusamra, the Sat- 
urday afternoon softball challenge 
matches between classes, the Old Guard 
Luncheon at the Mansion House, the 
special dinners for the 25th and 50th 
Reunion classes, and the closing Chapel 
Service featuring the Alumni Glee Club. 
Old Guard director Art Sager and ac- 
companist Ben Stone continue to draw 

songsters from non-reunion as well as 
reunion classes for the chorus. 

Reunion also offers an opportunity for 
family get-togethers, as many GDA rela- 
tives share a common reunion year. 
Among this year's relatives are two reun- 
ion trios. Three sons of alumnus Ted 
Bergmann '37 are reunioners - Douglass 
'65, David '70 and Derek '75; and anoth- 
er family spans three decades - Andrew 
Bailey '40 shares reunion with cousins 
David Rolfe '55 and Stephen Rolfe '65. 

Reunion } 90 Weekend Schedule 

Friday, June 15 

4:00 p.m. 

Registration opens in the Phillips Building 

5:30 p.m. 

Welcome Reception and Art Show, Kaiser Arts Center 

7:00 p.m. 

International Buffet with Class Tables, Jacob Dining Hall 

8:30 p.m. 

Harbor Cruise aboard the Yankee Clipper 

10:00 p.m. 

Night Cap in the Cobb Room 

Saturday, June 16 

7:00 a.m. 

Registration opens in the Phillips Building 

7:30 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast, Dining Hall 

9:00 a.m. 

5-Mile Reunion Road Race ; 

Campus Tour from the Reception Center 

9:30 a.m. 

Gallery Tour of "White Mountain Painters" Exhibit 

10:00 a.m. 

Alumni Seminar in Frost Building 

10:45 a.m. 

Alumni Parade 

11:00 a.m. 

Annual Meeting of Alumni in Reunion Tent 

12:00 p.m. 

Class Photographs in the Quad 

12:30 p.m. 

Old Guard Alumni Luncheon at the Mansion House 

Picnic Luncheon on the Quad for all others 

1:30 p.m. 

Alumni Briefings (see 10:00 a.m. listing) 

2:00 p.m. 

Campus Tour 

Harbor Cruise 

Class challenge softball games 

2:30 p.m. 

Gallery Tour of "White Mountain Painters" 

3:00 p.m. 

"The Growing Campus" Tour 

4:00 p.m. 

Glee Club Rehearsal 

6:30 p.m. 

Class of '40 - 50th Reunion Party at the Navins's 

Class of '65 - 25th Reunion Party at the Mansion House 

Down East Clambake for all other classes, under the Tent 

Till 12 p.m. 

Dancing under the Tent 

Sunday, June 17 

8:00 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast in the Dining Hall 

10:00 a.m. 

Reunion Chapel Service 

\ 11:30 a.m. 

Farewell Brunch in the Dining Hall 

Reunion Relatives 

Fathers & Sons or Daughters 

Frank Hinckley, Jr., '45 and Elizabeth '75 
Albert Statler '45 and Frederick '70 
Theodore Munro '40 and Cynthia '80 
Robert Squire '50 and Robert '75 
David Yesair '50 and Catherine '75 

Brothers & Sisters 

Wells Bates '35 and Hamilton '40 
William Dodge '35 and James '40 
Paul Withington '45 and Dennett '55 
Timothy Greene '50 and Nathaniel '60 
William Spence '55 and John '75 
Jonathan Bickley '65 and Hal Hannon '65 
Peter Imber '65 and Jonathan '70 
Peter Sargent '65 and L. Manlius '70 
Douglass Bergmann '65, David '70 and 

Derek '75 
David Dunfey '70 and Stephen '75 
Michael O'Leary '70 and Richard '75 
Guy Swenson '70 and John '75 
Judith and Leslie Abbott, both '75 
Victoria and Timothy Bell, both '75 
Anne Mackay-Smith '75 and Helen '80 
John Harrington '75 and Emily '80 
Gretchen Huffsmith 75 and Melissa '85 
Anne and Martin Stephan, both '80 
James Gardner '80 and Jonathan '85 
Andrew and Matthew Haack, both '85 

Uncles and Nephews or Nieces 
Gerry Turner '35 and Thomas '70 
Alan Flynn '50 and Chris Chance '85 
Fred C. Scribner III '55 and Curtis M., Jr. '85 


Andrew Bailey '40, David '55 and 

Stephen Rolfe '65 
C. Millar Brace '60 and F. Scott 70 
Hugh Dietz '60 and Thomas Turner 70 
Brad Dorsey '65 and Dana Jones '80 
Henry B. Eaton 70 and Brad White 75 
Richard Welch 70 and Jonathan '80 
Charles Atkinson '80 and Jeffrey Kelly '85 

Reunioners and the Class of '90 

Arthur Page '45 and grandson Scott Lauder 
Lawrence G. Eliot '55 and son David S.T. 
Charles G. Morgan '65 and niece Kristin K. 
Thomas DiNanno '85 and sister Kathrvn 
Jill Twomey '85 and brother Jason 

Spring 1990 



A tribute to Eleanor Kimball Eames 

By Benjamin Stone 

When the subje< ( oi a memo- 
rial servii mentioned 
to Eleanor not so long ago, 
she commented that she 
thought it would be nice to have a tea 
party and invite all her friends. 

In the comments of her friends and 
family, there is also a pervading - almost 
overwhelming - feeling of joy and appre- 
( lation for the privilege of knowing her, 
of socializing and working with her. One 
who was her friend for 60 years recalled 
"her rich, productive and significant 
life. . . Whenever I think of Eleanor, 1 
remember the capacity for sheer fun 
which lay beneath her great dignity as 

My first association with the Eames 
family came in 1928, when I entered 
Hamilton College and found myself in 
the same class and the same fraternity 
with Morey Eames, the younger brother 
of the soon-to-be Headmaster Edward 
W. Eames. I had to wait until 1932 for 
my first meeting with Eleanor - right 
here on this campus. I was completely 
charmed. And being an impressionable 
young man of 22 years of age, I fell for 
her - lock, stock and barrel. But then I 
soon discovered that so did everyone 

Old Guard master Macdonald Mur- 
phy, who has a way with words that I 
have long envied, wrote for the Archon 
in 1975 an article on Ted's and Eleanor's 
early days at the Academy: ". . . it was 
the custom for the faculty to drop in at 
the Mansion House kitchen after lights 
out to discuss over a bowl of cereal 
events of the day and projects for the 
future . . . These casual meetings when 
Ted and Eleanor sketched their dreams 
of what the school should be - and in- 
deed was to be - were most important in 
developing a common purpose in the 
faculty and a deep understanding of 
what the Headmaster wanted done." 

I suppose this vision began to take 
shape while Ted and Eleanor were at 
Deerfield Academy, following their mar- 
riage in 1926. It became a joint commit- 
ment, and by 1929 they were actually 
searching through New England for a 

First Lady Eleanor Eames from 1939 

school where they could build their 
dreams into a reality. They found it 
right here, in 1920. 

Eleanor was the ideal "team player," 
yet she always retained her own individ- 
uality. She played a vital role in the 
development of the school, but she al- 
ways kept herself in the background. 
She was a delightful hostess, but she 
played a major role behind the scenes. In 
the Milestone, from 1931 to 1959, you 
will find for each year a write-up of the 
fall and spring dances. Eleanor's name 
was never mentioned, yet she ran every 
one of those parties. Their son Ash 
Eames points out that she even kept the 
scorebook at the games of the Academy 
baseball team, of which Ted was the 

In Eleanor's ninth year at the Acade- 
my, a beautiful photograph of her ap- 
peared in the yearbook, and on the op- 
posite page were these words: "To an 
unofficial leader, whose guidance in so- 
cial activities and whose graciousness to 
our parents and guests inspire our affec- 
tion and respect, we dedicate the Mile- 

stone of 1939 ... to Mrs. Edward W. 

Many people have spoken to me of 
Eleanor's excellent taste - in clothing, in 
furnishings for dormitory and other 
school rooms, in colors for fabrics and 
paint, in decorating for dances and for 
Commencements, and above all, in the 
great art of flower arranging. Simplicity 
seems to have been one of her 
guidelines. One of her good friends, in 
speaking about Eleanor's taste, used the 
phrase, "Less is more." No excess. No 
clutter. Pieces of furniture well displayed 
without being crowded together. A sin- 
gle vase on a table, perhaps with only 
one or two flowers, or one or two stalks 
of grass. Simplicity. Elegance. 

I think good taste was a natural gift for 
Eleanor, rooted perhaps in her Vermont 
upbringing, where she walked in the 
beautiful woodlands with her family and 
friends on Sunday afternoons; it was 
perhaps nurtured by her experiences in 
Boston, Cambridge, and the Deerfield 
Valley; it was certainly influenced by 
colonial and Georgian architecture, and 
by countless gardens (I think London 
was her favorite city because of the 
houses and parks). But in the last analy- 
sis, it was a God-given gift that enriched 
the lives of many of us here today. 

We all used to be aware that Ted was a 
great stickler for details, but Eleanor 
could be just as meticulous in her own 
way - in the careful setting of a luncheon 
table, in the manner in which she enter- 
tained at tea, in the care she exercised in 
sending hand-written invitations to all 
the girls coming to the school dances. 

Thirty-one years have passed since El- 
eanor lived on this campus and through- 
out the subsequent Wilkie years, the Ra- 
gle years, and now the Bragdon years, 
the Academy has continued to grow and 
prosper. But standing behind Governor 
Dummer Academy of 1990 -and essen- 
tial to it - are the Eames' years. This day 
we have come together to recognize, and 
joyfully to give thanks for, the signifi- 
cant and devoted contributions made by 
Eleanor Kimball Eames to this school, to 
her caring family, to an appreciative 
community, and to all of us, her friends. 

March 18, 1990 


The Archon 


Mrs. Eleanor Kimball Eames, First Lady of Governor Dummer Academy from 
1930 to 1959, while her husband Ted was headmaster, died February 26, 1990, at 
her home in Newburyport. She was 89. Mrs. Eames was remembered by students, 
faculty and trustees for her welcoming spirit and hospitality. She hosted reunion 
gatherings for many years. Jack Ragle's history took note of her contributions: 
"The wife of a boarding school headmaster has, beside her obligations in the 
home, an active responsibility in her husband's work. From the outset, Eleanor 
Eames has been an inexhaustible source of encouragement and help in her hus- 
band's career." Born March 28, 1900, in Burlington, Vt., she had been secretary 
to the librarian at Widener Library, Harvard University, before she married 
Edward W. Eames of Buffalo, N.Y., in 1926. They moved to Governor Dummer 
from Deerfield Academy in 1930 when he was appointed headmaster. An avid 
gardener and decorator, Mrs. Eames served as a member and advisor to groups 
such as the Newburyport Garden Club and the Anna Jaques Hospital Decorating 
and Grounds Committee. During World War II, her commitee regularly placed 
flowers on the bedside tables at the Chelsea Naval Hospital. She is survived by her 
daughter Betty Hooper, of Marion, Mass., and son Ashley Eames '41 of Went- 
worth, N.H., and five grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held in Mosely 
Chapel on Sunday, March 18. The family asked that memorial donations be made 
to the Edward W. Eames Scholarship Fund at Governor Dummer Academy. 

Granville Cutler, class of 1929, died November 4, 1989, in Andover, Mass, after 
a long illness. 

Charles K. Webster, class of 1935, died suddenly on February 20, 1990, while 
vacationing in Winter Haven, Fla. He and his wife were residents of Center 
Sandwich, N.H. 

J. Windsor Frost, class of 1939, died March 21, 1990, at home in Weston, Mass. 
He was 70. Born in Brookline, "Win" attended the University of Virginia, then 
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in World War II and became an instrument flight 
instructor. He retired in 1970 as manager of national accounts for The Stanley 
Works in New Britain, Conn. He subsequently worked for Conventions & Exhi- 
bitions, Inc., of New York, and as a director and consultant for Service Publica- 
tions, Inc., in New York. He was past commander of Great Blue Hill Power 
Squadron, and as a hobby, went about lecturing on the subject of safe boating. He 
was a member of the GDA Alumni Executive Committee and a former class 
agent. He is survived by his wife, Louise; daughters Leslie Beckley of Albuquerque, 
N.M., Heath Frost of Oakland, Calif., Barbara Egan of Groton and Deborah 
Frost of Watsonville, Calif; a sister, Barbara Buell of Chestnut Hill; five grandchil- 
dren and one great-grandchild. A memorial fund has been established by his 
friend Jim Deupree '38 and others to endow the Alumni Bowls in Windsor's name. 
(Gifts may be sent to the Alumni Office, c/o Windsor Frost Endowment.) 

Frederick P. Jellison, class of 1941, a resident of Manahawkin, N.J., died 
February 18, 1990, in Venice, Fla. He was 68. Born and reared in Newbury, Mr. 
Jellison was on the faculty at Governor Dummer for the spring term of 1944, 
before he went on active duty with the U.S. Navy. He attended Colby College 
and graduated from Monmouth College in Illinois and from Bowdoin College. He 
retired as an executive with the General Adjustment Bureau in New York City. 
He is survived by his wife, Frances; daughter Gretchen Saul of Emmaus, Penn.; a 
son Peter of San Jose, Calif.; a sister Ruth Jellison of Goshen, N.Y.; two grand- 
daughters and several cousins. 

Oliver H.P. Baldwin, Jr., class of 1950, died on June 27, 1989, in Wayne, 
Penn., after a long illness. He is survived by his mother and three children, Lisa, 
Perry and Matthew. 

Bill McClary, class of 1945, a resident of Orlando, Fla., died February 2, 1990, 
after a lengthy illness. Mr. McClary was retired from Martin Marietta Aerospace, 
and was active in the Culinary Federation of America. He leaves his wife, Joan, six 
children, and 12 grandchildren. 

Richard G. King, age 67, of Mount Vernon, N.H. died of a heart attack on 
April 2, 1990. A distinguished teacher, administrator and researcher, Dick taught 
at Governor Dummer in 1947 and 1948. During his career he served Harvard 
University, the New England Board of Higher Education, the College Entrance 
Examination Board, the University of Alabama, and the Museum of Science in 
Boston. He served aboard a submarine in the South Pacific during WWII. He 
leaves his wife, Susan, two sons, a sister and two grandchildren. 


Gordon Hoyt '44 and Cynthia Grace 
were married January 13, 1990. They are 
living in New Canaan, Conn. 

Bill Donnelly '59 and Joanne Carr 
were married July 30, 1989 in 
Popponessett, Mass., and are living in 

John W. Tarbell, Jr. '62 and Anne 
Southall Adler were married March 17, 
1990, at the Episcopal Church of the 
Heavenly Rest in New York City, where 
they also live. 

Geoff Gwynne '78 and Karen Newland 
were married February 10, 1990, in Christ 
Church, Denver, Colo., where he serves 
as an assistant priest. 

Eric Jones '81 and Helen Brennan were 
married September 16, 1989, and are now 
living in Exeter, N.H. Keller Laros '81 was 
their best man. 

Mark Whitney '81 and Mary Anne 
Garrity were married June 10, 1989, in 
Rye, N.Y. Rob Breed '81 was their best 

Andrew Menyhart '85 and Lissa 
Pyfrom were married January 6, 1990, in 
St. Anne's Church in Nassau, The 
Bahamas. Brother Mike Menyhart '81 
was best man, and brother Greg 
Menyhart '83 and Anthony Fusco '85 
were ushers. The couple is now living in 
Columbus, Ohio. 


Suzie and Peter Dorsey '69 are parents 
of a son, George Mead Dorsey, born 
January 13, 1990. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 

Joy and Michael Mulligan '71 of Ojai, 
Calif, both former faculty, are parents of 
a daughter Annie Sawyer, who was born 
on January 21, 1990. She weighed b lbs., 5 

Julie and Alex Andrews '74, 
Willoughby, Ohio, are parents ot a 
second child. Daughter Ariel Stillman 
was born February 16, 1990. 

Lynne Durland Sousa '80 and Robert 
Sousa are parents of son, Christopher 
Robert, born December 26, 1989. 

Spring 1990 


The GDA family continues to grow 

Front row, from left - Mike Aron '91, Nick LaPierre '92, Jason Uttam '91, Artie Zweil '90, Zane Craft '93, 
Andrew Vermeersch '93, Jody Dann '93, Jennifer Saunders '93, Heather Smith '93, Kori Winter '91, Cathy 
Burgess '91, Christina Morss '92, Jodi Packard '90, Nick Dunham '91; Row 2 - John Lipchitz '91, Pen Chapin 
'92, Barry Hugo '92, Jeffrey Hugo '93, Cara Fineman '92, Dara Shain '92, Ian Jones '90, Margo Doyle '90, 
Catherine Tuthill '91, Fmily Pearl '90, Andy Mack '91, Katie Mack '93, Betsy Smith '91, Jen Jasse '91, Stratton 
Newhert '91; Row 3 -Jeremy Lyons '93, Josh Pike '93, Nikki Fardy '90, Steve Aron '92, Scott Miller '91, David 

The Archon of years past ran annual 
photographs of legacies -and of brothers 
currently attending Governor Dummer 
Academy. That, of course, was before it 
was coed. 

In School Year 1989-90, almost 25 percent of 
the students are related to alumni or to other 
students- or both. They are, by alphabet: 

Michael T. Aron '91 

Stephen J. Aron '92 

Brienne L. Bourn '91 
Bryant Briggs '92 

Catherine D. Burgess '91 
Kevin P. Burke '90 
MichaelS. Burke '91 
Pentland R. Chapin '92 

Stephen J. Aron '92, brother; 

Howard J. Zuker '57, stepfather 
Michael T. Aron '91, brother; 

Howard J. Zuker '57, stepfather 
C. Anthony Bourn '58, father 
Arthur Rolfe '40 and Stephen Rolf 

'64, cousins 
Jordan J. Burgess, Jr. '88, brother 
Michael S. Burke '91, brother 
Kevin P. Burke '90, brother 
A. Macdonald Murphy FP, step- 


The Archon 


Eliot '90, Hoyt Morgan '92, Peter Eliot '92, Sarah Karp '93, Bethany Stewart '91, Brienne Bourn '92, Mike 
Burke '91, Easton Craft '91; Row 4 - Pat Plante '90, Amy Shafmaster '90, Danielle Kealler '90, Scott Lauder '90, 
Matt Remis '92, John Clifford '91, Dan Dalessio '91, Glen Monnelly '92, Grace Jeanes '92, Amity Jeanes '93, 
Brooke Whiting '92, Erin Elwell '92, Bryant Briggs '92, Graeme Jones '91; Row 5 - Anne Rogers '92, Deirdre 
Heersink '92, Jeff Panall '91, Jill Hindle '93, Rob Kealler '93, John Tartarian '93, Regan Jones '91, Merrideth 
Kalil '91, Mike Kalil '90, Jason Twomey '90 and Kathryn DiNanno '90. 

John J. Clifford '91 
Sean F. Colgate '92 

Alexander C. Craft '93 
Easton A. Craft '91 
Daniel R. Dalessio '91 
Jody L. Dan '93 
Shannon Davenport '90 
Candice A. Denby '92 

Katie Clifford '88, sister 
Pat Colgate '88, brother 
Andrew Costello '69, uncle; John 
H. Costello III '89, brother; 
Nicholas LaPierre '92, cousin 
Easton A. Craft '91, brother 
Alexander C. Craft '93, brother 
Christina M. Dalessio '88, sister 
Russell Bolles '67, uncle 
Joshua C. Davenport '88, brother 
William H. McKenna '44, step- 
grandfather; Kevin 73 and 

Kathryn DiNanno '90 

Margo L. Doyle '90 
Nicholas T. Dunham '91 
Grant Edmonds '92 
David ST. Eliot '90 

Peter L.T. Eliot '92 

Erin R. Elwell '92 

Brian '74, uncles 
Joseph R. '84, Thomas G. '85, 

Deana Giametti '88, cousin 
Kate Bolton '89, cousin 
Reginald Edmonds '88, brother 
Lawrence G. Eliot '55, father; 

Peter L.T. '92, brother 
Lawrence G. '55, father; David 

ST. '90, brother 
John C. Elwell '60, father 

continued on page 3° 

Spring 1990 


Class Notes 

Old Guard Alumni 


Let us hope that Si i its and S< otland 
withstand the assault of progress!" And finally 
ba< l< !<> Ipswic I), Mass. 


Takanao Kuki, i .< i a faithful follower "I ( iov 
cin.. i Dummer affairs, puis first things first at his 
home in Tokyo: "I eat well and sleep adequately," 

he says, "even though my legs arc losing strength 

.nul I , .inn. .1 u .ilk far 01 last." 


Jerry May now has nine grandchildren, a tenth 
in prospect, and clearly is entering the sweepstakes 
which so far has been dominated by John P. H. 
Chandler '29, who leads with 19 grandchildren 
and eight great-grandchildren. Whoever wins, this 
bodes well for future enrollments at Governor 


Jack Calderwood is quitting Florida after seve- 
ral yars of retirement in Bradenton and planning 
to move to New Hampshire. 

Also on the move is Russ Hamilton, who 
writes: "Sometime this year, Marge and I will be 
moving, most probably in the fall. When we do, 
you and Governor Dummer will be the first to 
know." Marge and Russ wintered again with the 
family in San Bernardino, Calif., and returned to 
New Jersey in April. 

Warren Lane is also on the move but in anoth- 
er mode in Washington, N.C. "At 82, he says, "I 
still play 18 holes of golf three times a week - and 
walk it." Warren probably takes first prize in our 
geriatric group. 

With sadness, we report that Larry (Soot) Saw- 
yer's long illness has finally taken him to a nursing 


Bill Bottger continues to run his business, the 
W.C. Bottger Co. in Roanoke, Va., in preference 
to retirement - but at this season of the year it's 
quite possible for him to slip away to his place on 
Chesapeake Bay for boating and fishing. 

After 10 years of retirement in Santa Fe, Ruth 
and Marshall Clinard have left the mountains 
and moved to the seas in Santa Barbara, Calif., 
and Marshall has completed his twelfth book, 
which was published by Praeger in May under the 
title Corporate Corruption: The Abuse of Power. It 
deals with unethical behavior in Fortune 500 com- 
panies. The move to California also finds Marshall 
active again in Stanford University affairs; he took 
his B.A. and M.A. there. 

Dick (Hoot) Crosby lives! "Doing fine. Alive 
and kicking. In fairly good health," he reports from 
his Cape Cod cottage in Brewster, Mass. 

Jim McClellan reports another "splendid trip 
to Scotland, revisiting favorite sites and far corners 
of this beautiful land of mountains, lochs, kelpies 
and glens. Then over to the Orkneys, bejeweled 
with stone circles, tombs, Viking ruins and magnif- 
icent, sheer 1,100-foot sea cliffs. Found a B&.B ev- 
ery night where one is treated like a family mem- 


Sen. John P. H. Chandler has been appoint- 
ed to the board of directors of the New Hampshire 
Disabilities council and elected to board of the 
New Hampshire Kidney Foundation. 

Rod Gearhart spent a good part of the winter 
in a music appreciation course in Florida, then 
paid his annual visit to the Master golf tournament 
in Augusta, Ga., en route to New Hampshire for 
the summer. 

The California Senior Citizens of December, 
1989, carried a heart-warming article on the open- 
ing for the holidays of La Casa Nueva, the Temple 
family mansion in Temple City, Calif., with a 
photo of our Wally Temple sitting beside a 
stained glass window in the home where he was 
raised. The mansion was built in 1919-23 by Wal- 
ly's father and is now owned by the city as a 
historic-cultural landmark. While the house, made 
of fired adobe with walls four to five feet thick, has 
survived earthquakes, it did not survive the depres- 
sion of the '30s, when it was lost to the Temple 
family. Wally and his wife Nellie live nearby in La 
Puente, retired after a career with Douglas Air- 
craft. A devoted husband, Wally helps wife Nellie 
who is confined to a wheelchair. 


s - / - 1 - Howard ]. Navins, Secretary 

Fred McVeigh writes, "No news is good news. 
We are reveling in the life of our first grandchild, a 
cute little girl. No significant travel plans. We're in 
Calif, in November." 

Joseph Langmaid is just taking it easy living in 
Boothbay, Maine, May 1 to November 1. Living in 
Maui, Hawaii, December 1 to May 1. He spent 
November in Vail, Colo. 

John (Jack) Cunningham served 12 years as a 
member of the Augusta City Council the last four 
and half months as Mayor. "The Council named a 
playground after me, The John Gack) Cunningham 

Ward Fearnside writes, "Buster, you offered 
'plenty of space' for 'philosophies.' Well, the pros- 
pect for international war is declining. The rising 
problems are human hatreds, ignorance, pollution 
of land, water and air, resource exhaustion and 
overpopulation. Question: in the 21st century will 
humankind cooperatively seek solutions for the 
planet's real problems, or will the pressures of our 
plundered earth drive beleagured humans to new 
national aggressions? Some of both is my guess." 


Frank Kitchell, Secretary 

Charles Webster's wife has written that he 
died very suddenly on Feb. 22, 1990, at Winter 
Haven Hospital in Florida. They had been vaca- 
tioning for six months. "Governor Dummer Aca- 
demy meant a great deal to him, I know," she- 


Harold Audet, Secretary 

Most of our class have had a number of jobs 
since WWII. However, Tom Johnson and Dick 
Merrill have been with the same companies for 

years. On March 1, 1990, Tom retired from Ster- 
ling Drug after 4} years as a patent agent. A 
month later, Dick retired after 43 years with the 

Eugene Ayres lives in Falmouth, Maine, and is 
doing volunteer work with the elderly. He is plan- 
ning a trip to Austria, Switzerland and Germany 
for the summer. 

Henry Faurot and Jack Bell are neighbors in 
Vero Beach, Fla. Last summer Hank went to the 
British Open Golf Tournament, and also visited 
Vienna, Austria. As yet he has no firm plans for 
next summer. 

Charles Henrich still lives in Huntington, 
N.Y., and conducts a consulting engineering firm 
from his home. Since our reunion two years ago, 
Mike Lawler has taken a job teaching swimming 
and running the pool at the Jockey Club in Miami. 
Hank Cleveland covers three counties in Maine 
as part of the State Employee Assistance Program. 
He finds the work exciting, rewarding, and at times 
frustrating. In addition to substance abuse, he- 
deals with the physical and emotional problems of 
state employees in his area. 

Ralph Bean's son, Dan, was killed in an auto- 
mobile accident on Feb. 15, 1990, in the Colorado 
Rockies. Married, his wife survived the crash. He 
was a coach of the U.S. Ski Team. Two services 
were held, one in Colorado, the other in Water- 
ville, N.H. Our prayers are with you, Ralph and 


*-' ■* Don Stockwell, Secretary 

The Class of '39 is saddened to learn of the 
passing of Eleanor Eames, who was very much a 
part of our life at Governor Dummer. What a 
charming and gracious lady she was. We can see 
her now sitting in the dining hall expressing keen 
interest in those of us who had the opportunity to 
sit with her at mealtime. She was like a parent who 
was genuinely concerned with our life at school 
and we know she was a comfort to many who had 
a touch of homesickness the first few weeks of the 
school year. She will always be remembered as a 
truly 'first lady.' Our sympathies go to her family. 

Although I had hoped more of you would re- 
spond to my plea for news about your doings I 
nevertheless appreciate hearing from the following 
classmates. Remember, I would like to hear from 
each of you at least once a year. 

Dave Ellbogen spent eight days in London late 
last year and had a great time attending three stage 
shows, visiting Parliament, and meeting ambassa- 
dors to Luxemborg, Poland, South Africa and the 
Home Secretary. He, being a dedicated Rotarian, 
made up a weekly meeting in London. Knowing 
what a time he had driving from Boston to Byfield 
last summer to attend our reunion we hope he 
didn't try his luck in London. 

Thayer Richardson tells us how much he en- 
joyed our 50th but missed some of his dorm mates. 
He is presently living the good life in Florida and 
keeps busy sailing and enjoying his woodworking 
hobby. He joins us in exclaiming what a change in 
the campus from 50 years ago. 

Spence Brewster advises his mother-in-law, 
Mrs. Lothrop Withington, passed away in January 
at the age of 94. She had many members of her 
family attend Governor Dummer and we know she 
will be missed by all. 

It never ceases to amaze me of the doings of 
John Klotz. He's just got to be one of those 
rarities that gets better with age. He goes to his 
condo in Florida every month for a few days and 


The Archon 

has recently returned from California where, from 
the places he visited, he must have made the tennis 
circuit. In addition to his travels he manages to 
check on his real estate responsibilities three days a 
week. I wish you could see some of his notes. They 
would leave you breathless. 

John Lyman, who took early retirement in 
1982, got itchy and went back to work last year for 
the Franconia Insurance and Real Estate Agency 
in Franconia, N.H. If you don't keep busy at this 
time of year in Franconia about the only exercise 
you have is counting the snowflakes and watching 
the temperature drop. 

George Simson's letters are classics. Having 
been in his company for a few hours at our 50th, I 
can vouch for his lifestyle and his letters parallel 
my experiences with him last June. He has been 
getting in some golf in Florida and doubtless in his 
hometown of Hilton Head, S.C. Fortunately his 
home escaped the hurricane, Hugo, but we gather 
there was plenty of cleaning up to do. Incidentally, 
he was in Aberdeen, Scotland, when the storm hit. 

Tom Parker, who resides in Sarasota in the 
winter, took a year's sabbatical from the Royal 
Ancient Game due to a muscular problem is feel- 
ing much better and is back on the links with his 
faithful caddy, Advil! 

Art Rolfe is another classmate who is enjoying 
retirement. He rents a place in North Conway, 
N.H., and has been doing a lot of skiing this past 
winter. He, too, had a great time at the reunion 
and enjoyed seeing his old buddies. 

As for your secretary, I have survived another 
Vermont winter. Retirement can be a wonderful 
time of life - if you keep busy. My interests contin- 
ue to be varied from being a director of an S & L 
(one of the good guys), manager of a professional 
building, Shriner and member of a Shrine Oriental 
Band, director of the local Rotary Club, work a 
weekly bingo game, director of the county Ameri- 
can Heart Association and cemetery treasurer. I fill 
my idle moments running the vacuum cleaner and 
mopping floors. Incidentally, I work cheap! 


Leigh Clark, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17, 1990 

Andrew Bailey is still practicing law but still 
finds time for some nice trips. Last year he spent 
two weeks in Sicily. Good tennis but bad golf. 

Leigh Clark writes, "Phyllis and I are just back 
from a pleasant week at Cerroma Beach, Puerto 
Rico. Strong wills recalled 'swing easy when it's 
breezy.' " 

Jim Dodge and wife, Mary, joined their daugh- 
ter Barbara at Los Hadas, Manzanello, Mexico. He 
is working on a new book How to Make the Fourth 
Putt Count. 

Bob Goodspeed has retired from A. C. Law- 
rence Leather Co., after 42 years, and now has his 
own leather business, Lawrence Shearlings of 
America. His imported leather is sold to customers 
in U.S.A., Canada and Korea. Good luck Bob. He 
has plenty of pictures in his wallet - 8 grandsons 
and 3 granddaughters. 

Bob Lyle - some of you might not know that 
after his wife died, he married Ferris Keen in Octo- 
ber, 1988. Their new address is 508 Devil's Lane, 
Naples, FL 33940. People-to-People Golf Trip took 
them to Singapore, New Delkhi, Bombay and 
Hong Kong. 

Ted Munro and wife, Mary, just back from a 
month in Florida. They plan to bring their clubs to 
the 50th and are looking for fish. 

Ed Riley moved to Pompano Beach, FL after 32 
years with the City of Boston Law Department. He 
is now active in local politics and is on the Board 
of Directors of the Pompano Beach Civic Associa- 

Ed Sheffield is still working. Has given up 
some of his controller's duties but took on the job 
of Project Manager for the addition of 32 apart- 
ments at Cathedral Village. Looking forward to 
the 50th. 

George Stobie retired for the 2nd time from 
Maine Publicity Bureau. First retirement was from 
Hotel Business (Bermuda, Nassau, etc.). His inter- 
ests are oil painting, fishing, photography. George, 
what's the matter - no golf? 

Ben Wright continues as our World Famous 
skating official. Chairman, Figure Skating Com- 
mittee, International Skating Union Leningrad, 
Halifax, New Zealand, Switzerland, etc. We hope 
he can fit the 50th into his busy schedule. 

Bob Little writes, "My wife, Jeanne, and I are 
still very active, I work for Ferry Morse Seed Co. 
and Jeanne is Executive Director, Yolo County 
American Red Cross here in Woodland, Calif. We 
send our best for a very terrific Reunion!" 

Dave Goodhart '41 at the opening of 
the White Mountain Painters exhib- 
it. He was one of the persons to 
whom collector/classmate Sam Rob' 
bins '41 dedicated the show. 


* *- Richard Wyman, Secretary 

Ployer (Pete) Hill is living in Miami, Fla., and 
hopes to be in Byfield for his 50th Reunion in '91. 


Ted Stitt, Secretary 

Thanks to all of you who responded to my re- 
cent letter and plea for some news. 

Bud Connolly has retired from the State Street 
Bank in Boston as of March 1. He plans to concen- 
trate on lowering his golf handicap, increasing his 
bridge master points, and spending some more 
time with his three grandchildren. 

Bob Pickett has retired as president of his 
homeowners' association. 

Stu Pomery is retiring June 15 and plans to go 
to Germany this summer. He spends a lot of time 
photographing - has "a constant run of exhibits" - 
and has two grandchildren. 

Dave Jarvis is still running his hot dog stand - 
The Chart Room on Cape Cod. He writes that 
"the boom on the Cape seems to be over." 

Bud Wellman keeps busy in real estate devel- 
opment - having sold his business in 1985 and 
"couldn't retire." He is "in good health and happi- 
ly married." 

Bill Hill is still sailing and spends his summer 
in Popham Beach, Maine. He continues to live in 
Connecticut (Naugatuck) and seems to be enjoying 
his retirement. 


■ r Ben Pearson, Secretary 

John "Pailey?" Whitney says he "sure en- 
joyed our class act last June - seeing that lovely 
artist wife of yours, Ben. Saw Jimmy Eaton last 
week at the boat show - we were both wearing the 
same type hats." 

Gordon Hoyt married Cynthia Grace on Jan- 
uary 13, and continues as CEO of Hermitage 
Group with no present plans, or desire, to retire. 
However, ample time remains for golf and travel. 

"Nick" Martin is enjoying his business, Mart- 
co, which, with the help of two sons, has become 
the #2 distributor of closed circuit TV equipment 
in the U.S. My love of tennis (play three or four 
times a week) has led to state ranking in doubles 
for last 10 years." 

Steve Kauffman is still living in Moraga, Cal- 
if., "but commuting by air every week to Irvine, 
south of Los Angeles, where I work for Fluor-Dan- 
iel. Grandson Brian is in Herdon, Va. He's just 18 
months old." 

Charlie and Jane Ward have retired and have 
bought a winter home in Vero Beach, Fla. "We 
still call Wallingford, Pa. our home, but of course 
spend the summer in Wellfleet, Mass. We are en- 
joying golf, tennis, travel, and most of all, our six 

George Pollin says, "Can't tell you what a 
great job you are doing. I am still employed here in 
Washington area. Way too busy for our age, but 
enjoying the challenge. Three children, five grand- 
kids - more to come." 

Ed Tarbell writes, "To those who attended our 
45th - it was great! Hope many more will attend 
the 50th." 

Wally Bolton is retired, but remains on An- 
dover Board of Appeals and as director-trustee of 
The Lawrence Savings Bank. Three grandchildren. 
Off to Florida. 

Nathaniel Dummer retired in July, 1987 from 
General Electric, Aircraft Engine Division in Lynn 
after 40 years. He is a 30-year member of the Row- 
ley Zoning Board of Appeals. Wife, Millie, retired 
from Rowley School System in September, 19SS. 
"We both volunteer in the 'Meals-on-Wheels' pro- 


Dick Cousins, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

To record the death of Bill McClary is an act 
of sorrow and regret. His wife, Joan, has written a 

Spring 1990 



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Ed Hubbard retired last June after 21 years at 
Nichol l i illege, Dudley, Mass. Ed was professor of 
Environmental Science, chairman of the Depart- 
of Environmental Science, and chairman of 
the Division of Liberal Studies. To our distin- 
guished member of the academe, congratulations. 

Bob Scribner writes, "After nearly 36 years 
here in Andover, Mass., working with the Andov- 
er Insurance Company, we are planning and 
looking forward to retirement in 1991. We will 
move to our home in Kennebunkport, Maine, to 
be near the toys of retirement - garden, boat, golf 
course, three children and four grandchildren." 
Sounds good, Scrib. 

Polly Sikes has written to say that she and 
Shep will be unable to attend the reunion because 
of his illness. "Please send his findest regards to all - 
we will certainly be with you in spirit - as he has 
always loved Governor Dummer." Thank you, 
Polly, for your letter. All good wishes to you and 
Shep from us all. 

Lou Hamper went back to law school after 
retirement ("I wasnt' very good at retirement.") He 
just took the Michigan Bar last week - "if not the 
best, I was the oldest examinee." 

Paul Withington is still doing the "same old 
thing" (Manufacturing Representative in the 
Home Furnishings Industry). "Have same wife 
(Dru) for 42 years. She's out of warranty . . . can't 
get parts but I'm going to keep her anyway." 


• *-' George Duffy, Secretary 

The fine lads of '46 responded in excellent fash- 
ion to my recent appeal for news, updates and the 
like. Sincere thanks to those I've heard from. To 
the "Silent Majority," please let me hear from you 
soon. Your messages will be relayed to classmates 
and other interested parties in the next issue of Trie 

Here's what's happening with some members of 
the class: 

Bob Chamberlain, 6 Court of Stone Creek, 
Northbrook, IL 60062. Bob has been a Northwest- 
ern Mutual agent (and a good one!) for 32 years. 
He says he's "semi-active" now. Children (four) 
neatly spaced from 32 to 26 in age, and six grand- 
chilren. Bob reports that he had a stroke in 1980 
but says that there have been "no residuals." Every 
March is spent in Florida (good thinking!) and he 
sees "no reason to stop working all together." 

Dave Flavin, 61 Juniper Road, New Canaan, 
CT 06840. Married with three children and two 
grandchildren, Dave commutes to NYC for his job 
with Kidder Peabody. He echoes your Secretary's 
feelings - along with several others - that "we were 
very lucky to go to Governor Dummer." Dave 
promises to contribute once again to the GDA 
Annual Fund. I hope we'll have a record turnout 
in that regard this year. 

Paul Gaudin, P.( >. Box 6722, Hilton Head 

I I tnd, ■' • • i Paul and wife Rita have retired 
to I lilt' iii Head and live just oil the 1 1th green i if 
the Bear < reel Golf < ourse. I he love of i iutheast 
and "alter 56 scars of corporate life, it's nice to do 
what our warn- to do when one wants to do it." 

1 lave fun, Paul. 

Alden "Skip" Gurney, 8 Sabal Drive, Punta 
( mi i la, FL 53950. Another Sunbelt retiree, "Skip" 
retired from Vikem Industries of Newburyport in 
1986. He is currently living the good life on Flot 
ida's West Coast. 

Bob Hadley, 28367 Simmons Road, Perrys- 
burg, OH 43551. Reverend Bob enjoys his new 
assignment in Ohio as the first minister of a new 
Unitarian-Universalist Congregation. He describes 
it as "exciting, challenging, inspiring (and some- 
times tiring for an oldie)." Bob closes by saying, "1 
really miss good old friends at GDA!" I'll second 
that sentiment. 

Brewster Hemenway, 229 Beard Avenue, 
Buffalo, NY 14214. My junior year roommate (and 
visitor to Maine a few years back) reports that he 
and Liz have "one grandpup and more enroute." 
When heard from he had just returned from skiing 
at Vail and was about to set out in April to Paris 
and Barcelona (their first post during his State 
Department career). Back home in Buffalo, Brew is 
on the Boards of the International Institute, the 
Landmark Society of Western N.Y. and the Buffa- 
lo Council on World Affairs. He "loves retire- 

Warren Hill, 530 West Chickadee Lane, 
Green Bay, WI 54313. Warren plans to retire from 
the boating world in April to start a new company 
with an interesting title: Ecological Shelter Sys- 
tems. He's been president and general manager of 
Viking Boat, VP sales and group VP of Chris Craft 
and VP International and VP manufacturing of 
Cruisers, Inc. He and wife Ginger have a son living 
in Pompano Beach, Fla., and a daughter who'll be 
married in Gainesville this June. Ever the eternal 
"jock," Warren reports that he still plays tennis, 
pick-up baseball, fishes, skis and goes boating - but 
"no lacrosse, football or soccer." He and Ginger 
will be "moving South" next fall to parts and 
places not revealed. 

Ed Maxson, 217 Ennerdale Drive, Pittsburgh, 
PA 15237. Ed has retired after 38 years with Alcoa 
in a variety of positions and several locations. Four 
of his five children are into careers and the young- 
est finishing second year of law school. He and 
Nancy are enjoying themselves and Ed is playing 
more tennis, volunteering and doing some consult- 
ing work. As for a visit to GDA, he says that "in 
1991 we may just do it!" I hope so, Ed. It's been 
much too long and time's a'flyin. 

Doug Miller, 45 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 
01922. Doug continues to be an outstanding mem- 
ber of the GDA faculty, and his become VP of 
Arthur Sager Associates (now there's a familiar 
name!), joining another venerable figure from our 
past, "Buster" Navins '31. Doug is selling and set- 
ting up Sager Effective Speaking Seminars in the 
New England region as well as teaching the course. 
Doug says that inquiries are welcome and asks that 
I put in a plug for the Annual Fund. Consider it 
done, Doug. 

George Peabody, 36 Upland Road, Brookline, 
MA 02146. George owns his own insurance agen- 
cy, Wiswall & Kellogg in Wellesley, and says "I 
have no intention of retiring. I enjoy what I'm 
doing and it keeps me in touch with my friends." 
He sends best regards to his old friends at GDA. 
Hope to see you at our 45th, George. 

Bill Silver, 6949 Sunrise Drive, Coral Gables, 

I I il35. A last minute note from Floridian Bill, 
who write that grandchild #3 just arrived in Mi- 
ami, where his middle son - a law les. Bill's 
oldest son, the father of the other grandchildren, 
produces television shows and motion pictures 
("Wonder Years" and "Sex, Lies and Videotape" 
in Los Angeles). I he youngest son is working on 
his Ph.D. in bio-chemistry at Harvard. As for Bill, 
he's "still straightening teeth." 

Lyndy Watkins, 1943 Highway 16, Kcmah, 
TX 77565. Lyndy and his wife, Marilyn, have sim- 
plified their lives by selling their retail sailboat 
business, which Marilyn managed for 25 years. 
However, they will continue their wholesale busi- 
ness, primarily representing Boston Whaler in the 
Southwest. Lyndy reports having talked with Mi- 
guel Ortega a few weeks ago. Viejo amigo Miguel 

and his family are well but the good senor was not 
happy about the U.S. intervention in Panama. 

Bob Waugh, 45 Brookview Ave., Delmar, NY 
12054. Thanks, Bob, for your nice note - together 
with the post card. It was great to hear from you 
again, and I share your hope that we'll be together 
in 1991 at our 45th. Bob is still active in marketing 
products to the pulp and paper industry. He and 
Debby will be leaving Delmar, their home for over 
28 years, this spring. Their Cape Cod summer 
residence in Harwich Port will become their per- 
manent home. The Waughs have four offspring 
and 10 grandchildren with more on the way. 

That about winds up the news I've received as 
my deadline approaches. As for the Duffys in 
Maine, we're - like most of you - anxiously awaiting 
spring. We're glad that 1989 is behind us - a new- 
left hip and left knee - considerably aided by Val's 
compassion and care. Hope to be rowing soon and 
may try some tennis doubles this summer. Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth (Lila) works with us at our Camden- 
based advertising agency where, together, we bat- 
tle the vagaries of the advertising world. Lila, by 
the way, had a small role in Stephen King's "Pet 
Sematary" and is also a part-time DJ on the local 
radio station. Son Jonathan is taking the marital 
plunge in June, and my wife of some 37 years 
continues to enrich my life. I'm a very fortunate 

Best wishes to all, and I do hope to hear from 
more of you in the very near future. 

Sam Givynne '47 


The Archon 


Dan Hall, Secretary 

James Knott writes, "Betty and I moved to 
Whitinsville in 1987 after 30 years in Wellesley. We 
moved to be closer to a new business we started in 
1979. Two of our sons live in the same town and 
work in the business. 

Sam Gwynne is marketing director for the 
Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) 
with responsibility for marketing conference tour- 
naments for the 287 member schools. Sam com- 
mutes daily from his Falmouth home to ECAC 
headquarters in Centerville, Mass. On the front 
burner is Sam's role in organizing a major intercol- 
legiate baseball tournament for ECAC schools. 

Annual Fund chairman Tim Greene 

Dave Yesair '50 


Dan Emerson, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

MEMORIES . . . Pete Smith: My father's deliv- 
ery driver asking a master where he could find 
Peter Brooke Smith because he had a load of fire- 
works for me . . . Pete Steinwedell: Returning to 
the Academy after Graduation, when school was 
in session, and asking Buster Navins how he 
learned what we students were doing on the corri- 
dor. Buster had me sit at his desk. Sitting quietly, 

every sound, every word could clearly be heard. 
Discipline was not a problem on Buster's corridor. 
I finally had learned why. He knew what we stu- 
dents did . . . 

Steve Maddox is alive and well. He has a 
Christmas tree farm in Lyme Center, N.H. 

Souther Barnes is living in Plympton, Mass., 
and is keeping busy with his business, Fix-It South- 
er's, in Norwell, Mass. He and his shop were fea- 
tured in an article in The Sunday Enterprise in 
Brockton, Mass. 

Dave Yesair visited classmate, Willy Nord- 
wind in Kalamazoo, Mich., this past December 
"and had a great time. In subsequent trips to Kala- 
mazoo, I visited with Peter Statler and John 
Canepa, Class of '49. I spoke with Henry Brock- 
elman '50 at his store, Brockelman Market in 
Natick, and hopefully convinced him to join us at 
our 40th reunion on June 16." 

Alan Flynn's son, Alan III, graduated from 
Emory University in '89. Daughter Sarah will grad- 
uate from Wesleyan in June '90. "The final tuition 
payment has been made." 

Bob Comey is looking forward to the reunion. 
He is still employed but heading South soon for a 
week to check out possible retirement homes. Bob 
had a nice visit with Dan Emerson at 35th Wil- 
liams Reunion last year. 

Peter Steinwedell's winter has been filled with 
travel, but the best trip he looks forward to is to 
South Byfield in June. "I hope Kathy and I will see 
the largest class reunion turnout of a reunion 

Dick McCoy retired in '86 to Cape Cod after 
30 years with Eastman Kodak Co. "My wife, Judy 
and I enjoy gardening, fishing, boating, golfing and 
I have a job. Plan to go to Alaska this summer." 

Elliott Williams has been married to his wife 
Mary for 34 years and has four sons. He is Dean of 
Students at Cheshire Academy and has been there 
for the past 12 years. 

William Fletcher spent the week of Feb. 12 in 
Steamboat Springs, Colo., attending the wedding 
of his son Andrew. "I spent the week skiing which 
I have not done since my graduation from Middle- 
bury 35 years ago. It was great to ski again." 


Erank Huntress, Secretary 

Howard Quimby writes, "I am coming to Re- 
union 1992 and all you guys had better show up! 
What ever happened to that painting Guy Todor 
took from me 'on loan' 30 years ago!" 

Dave Powers writes he and Runie are thor- 
oughly enjoying Golden, Colo., where they have 
been living for over a year. Dave is the VP for 
institutional advancement at the Colorado School 
of Mines. He says, "You can't beat the fly fishing, 
riding and open skies. We'll stay in the West." 


— ' ~-* Bill Plumer, Secretary 

Charlie Palmer writes that he has been with 
Advest for 30 years. He bought a home in Middle- 
bury, Vt. and his wife and both daughters live 
there. "All is super with me." 

Jonathan Clifford wrote, "After 25 years in 
New York City, I have decided to relocate to Palm 
Beach and an easier life, I hope." 

George Cowles writes, "My youngest daughter 
graduates from Brown in May; my oldest at 27 has 
decided she wants to be an architect and has just 
started a 3Vz year program at Harvard Graduate 
School of Design. Middle daughter is on ski patrol 

in CO after graduating from Wesleyan. I am still a 
Senior Vice President at Bankers Trust Co." 

Philip Smith is a Senior Vice President, Direc- 
tor of Government Relations, Prudential Bache 
Securities, and a proud parent of Jennifer - a teach- 
er in Montana, Fran - a program engineer in Bos- 
ton, and youngest Taylor - a loan officer at the 
First Union Bank in Charlotte, N.C. 

James Parkes is presently living in New York 
City and is an orthopedic surgeon and is Associate 
Clinical Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at Co- 
lumbia University. This year he begins his 17th 
year as team doctor for the New York Mets base- 
ball team. "My dear wife, Margaret and I have two 
daughters, Susan and Jacqueline, both are living in 
New York." 

Joe Hill is the only stock broker in captivity 
with the same firm for 30 years. He is working with 
Opera and Girl Scouts in Philadelphia. His oldest 
son fluent in Chinese (Mandarin), middle son is a 
junior at Penn State and his daughter is in 11th 
grade. He is celebrating 25 years with his first wife, 

David Abramson has 4 daughters, one has 
been in Nicaragua for 5 years and is now working 
for the U.N. in Managua. The second is involved 
in environmental focus and is living in San Fran- 
cisco. The third is a freshman at Northwestern and 
the fourth is at Georgetown Day School - "no 
shots but great defense in basketball." 

Donald Tracy is semi-retired at 50 after selling 
a company he started 10 years ago. He is now 
enjoying part-time sales representing two manufac- 
turers. "Linda and I are still raising kids. My oldest 
of 6 having her own family - my youngest in the 
2nd grade." 


Michael Smith, Secretary- 
Dave Ellis, president of Lafayette College, has 
been named the new president and director of the 
Museum of Science in Boston. He is the ninth 
person to fill this position, and will assume office in 
August. Prior to his tenure at Lafayette, Dave held 
several teaching and administrative postions at the 
University of New Hampshire. 

Peter Gould is an investment manager in 
Houston, Tex., where he, his wife, Joyce, and chil- 
dren have lived for the past 20 years. Joyce is an 
accomplished sculptor having displayed her work 
in Texas. 

Jim Morton in Adamsville, R.I., has owned 
and operated a family ice cream business for many 
years, a business he recently sold. Jim is involved 
in local politics, conservation issues. He sees Gar- 
diner White often. (Gardiner sees Demi Read 
'58 often.) Jim is no longer 6'3", 127 pounds; now 
6'3", 190 pounds and a beard. 

Jerry Vaughan in Dallas is national produc- 
tion manager for Tropicana Energy Company, a 
petroleum business owned by Skip Pescosolido 
'55. Arkv and his wife, Sandra, have three sons. 


Philip Angell, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

Father Barsanuphius, or Malcolm Graham, 
continues his monastic duties at the Holy Trans- 
figuration Monastery at 278 Warren St., Brook- 

Spring 1990 


Movies in the making 

Zack Norman at left (a.k.a. Howard Zuker '57) in Cadillac Man; actor 
Robin Williams is at right. 

Zack Norman, a.k.a. Howard 
Zuker '57, is co-starring with Ro- 
bin Williams in the Orion fea- 
ture Cadillac Man, to be released 
this spring. 

Zack, as he is known in Hollywood, 
has been working in the entertainment 
field for 30 years, admittedly supporting 
his passion for the movies with real es- 
tate ventures. "I'm an actor trapped in 
the body of a man who likes to live 
well," he says. He has also produced, 
presented or financed at least 20 feature 
films, including the 1974 Academy 
Award-winning documentary of the 
Vietnam-era, Hearts and Minds. 

His avocation, however, may be catch- 
ing up with the real estate business at 

Howard has had starring roles in two 
Henry Jaglom films - Tracks with Dennis 
Hopper and Sitting Ducks, as well as a 
pivotal part in Romancing the Stone, in 
which he played Danny DeVito's musta- 
chioed, crocodile-crazed sidekick, evil 
cousin Ira. He was also Elizabeth Mac- 
Govern's zany manager in Ragtime. 

Hot on the heels of Cadillac Man is a 
feature film Rich Boys, due for release at 
the end of 1990. He co-stars with Allen 

Zack Norman 

Garfield, with whom he co-starred in the 
also-to-be-released Chief Zabu. The two 
are small-time New York realtors with 
big-time dreams of land development on 
a Polynesian island. Chief Zabu was also 
his directing debut; it was written by his 
wife Nancy. 

Zack/Howard is stepfather to Nancy's 
two sons - GDA students Mike Aron '91 
and Steve Aron '92. 

line, Mass. Bill Spence recently spoke with Father 
B. and notes that he would he pleased to see class- 
mates for hrief visits. 

Charley Volpone, retired from the golf pro 
business, is in his eighth year with Capital Analyst 
in Concord, Mass. 

Dan Bretter has retired as a salesman for IBM 
and now runs stress management workshops in 
New Haven, Conn, and Wall Street, in New York 
City. He is also a massage therapist. 

Nine of our class along with Buster Navins at- 
tended a pre-reunion, planning dinner in Boston 
last Aug. 9. Classmates wrote their own notes to 
you, as follows: 

Bill Ardiff - winters in Naples, Fla. - great to 
see turn out at Locke Obers - (the dinner for our 
35th Reunion). 

Fred Scribner - photography, still chasing the 
ultimate photograph, something like the surfers 
looking for the endless wave. It's the getting there 
that's the fun. As a classmate of mine wrote from a 
previous reunion, if you don't know where you're 
going, almost any road will get you there. Hope to 
see you all at the 35th. 

Bill Spence - alive and well developing land 
and building homes in southeastern Massachu- 
setts. He is starting a new venture on the West 
Coast. His children are great and a continuous joy 
to him. "Life could not be better." Sailing and 
running speedboats and Narragansett Bay for rec- 
reation - "after three marriages I'm still looking" - 
hoping to help make the 35th a real memorable 

Dave Brainerd - after 30 years of accounting 
and banking and with three grown children, I am 
now working for New York Life. Thoroughly en- 
joy the challenge and independence. Look forward 
to seeing everyone at the 35th! 

Dan Leary - doctor in Newburyport. Didn't get 
very far. 

George Gardner - lives in Acton. Worked at 
A.D. Little for 24 years. Have traveled all over the 
world for work. Still sails a great deal. Did Bermu- 
da Race, etc. Divorced and remarried. 

Phil Angell - has been practicing law in Ver- 
mont for 25 years. Rosalie is a 5th grade teacher, 
they have been married for 26 years and have two 
sons and one daughter, with the youngest, Rebec- 
ca, GDA '88 now at the University of Vermont. 

Frank Wolcott - graduated from Wharton 
School U. of Penn. in 1959, and is VP, A.G. 
Edwards 6k Sons. Is married to Linda and has two 
children ages 18 and 21. He enjoys boating and 

Frederic Young - founder and chief operating 
officer of Linked Solutions, Inc., a Portsmouth, 
N.H., firm introducing new concept products in 
electronic point of sale (EPOS) market. 

Carl "Skip" Pescosolido says that his mes- 
sage is simple: "Please do whatever your means and 
conscience allow to meet my challenge to our class. 
Look forward to seeing you June." 

Jim Allen has retired after 27 years with Gener- 
al Motors and now runs a small business outside of 

Pete Littlefield is looking forward to the Re- 
union. Son Prescott graduated from Bates last 
spring. He is working on the staff at Mystic Sea- 
port Museum. William is completing his junior 
year at St. Lawrence. Phyllis and Pete celebrate 
their 25 years together in 1990. 

Robert "Bob" Silberstein has been in the 
private practice of law for 27 years as a trial lawyer. 
Just settled a case providing for a 56 million dollar 
annuity (so-called "structured settlement"?) 

John J. Pallotta, Jr. lives in northern New 
Jersey. His current position with Guardian Life 


The Archon 

Insurance Company is senior vice-president with 
responsibility for the Group Insurance Division 
with over 60% of the company's premiums. Guard- 
ian Group ranks in the top 10 for direct premiums. 

William "Bill" W. Durrell says "I am enjoy- 
ing excellent health in mind and body. My life is 
an adventure. My business activity currently is 
running a company which manufactures advance 
review copies of books for virtually every major 
publisher in the country. One of my hobbies is 
starting companies. Five to date, all successful. I 
have two sons, both beautifully individual, the 
oldest is attending Harvard, the other completing 
high school this year then touring Europe on bicy- 
cle. Most of all I thank O.B. for the seed of free- 
dom he gave to me." 

Ed Luneburg has a sister in New Hampshire 
that wrote to me for him. After several years in 
NYC after Princton, he headed west for San Fran- 
cisco and now lives in the Los Angeles area. He is 
still in the advertising industry and still trying to 
lower his golf score. His sister still sees him about 
every six months when he can frequent the Ver- 
mont/New Hampshire golf courses and will encou- 
rage him to attend the 35th. 

> /- 


Lyman A. Cousens, Secretary 

Jim Dean '56 

Tom Elder '56 


James Dean, Secretary 

Rey Moulton writes, "All is well on homefront 
in Marblehead, Mass." 

Joe MacLeod is looking forward to the 35th 
Reunion. "All is well here. Hope you're all 

Bill Hallenbeck lives in Pound Ridge, N.Y., 
and is a senior vice-president with Mead Asso- 
ciates, an advertising firm. One daughter teaches 
in California, another graduated from Penn., and 
his son is at Middlebury. 

Long-suffering class agent Ned Beebe is a real 
estate developer in Hollis, N.H. Son Jonathan is 
active in the rental business. Son Peter graduated 
from Colby and is in the Army. 

Gene Bouley was named U.S. Soccer Coach of 
the Year in 1989. He has coached Winchester High 
to over 300 soccer wins on top of 200 lacrosse wins. 
Congratulations, Gene, on a truly remarkable re- 
cord. We suspect he could still wrestle successfully 
at 147. 

Hank Laurelli is a neurosurgeon in Providence 
and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Brown. 

Charlie Reed is an attorney specializing in real 
estate and corporate law in Fall River. Always an 
excellent tennis player, Charlie is approaching 
masters status. 

Bill George is living in Plaistow, N.H., and is 
in the insurance business in Haverhill. Son Ron 
graduated from Holy Cross where he was football 
captain and an All American Guard. 

Charlie Cushman and wife Anna have 
teamed up to become the largest wholesaler of 
perennials in the entire State of Maine. Charlie is a 
grandfather with a son and family living in Bermu- 

Last we heard from Frank Gleason, he was in 
Australia completing a research project on sheep. 
He expects to return to Calif, later this year. 

Your secretary lives in Concord, N.H. Son 
Steve, a graduate of UNH, is teaching in Sunapee, 
N.H. Daughter Kim, UNH '86, is in graduate 
school in Arizona State. Daughter Karen, Whea- 
ton '89, is somewhat undecided. 

— " *-' Chick Carroll, Secretary 

It was nice to hear from Max Brace. He and 

Fran, with Max (IV) and Greg (17 and 14) live in 
Wheaton, IL. When not selling tool steel, Max 
sings in his church choir, and enjoys playing the 
guitar, the golf club, and the fishing rod. 

Harvey Hayden can now be seen as a Boeing 
767 captain for Delta. Says he watches for class- 
mates on their way to Florida. Harv is presently 
building a summer house on a lake here in Maine 
(exact location undisclosed) to enjoy as an escape 
from the cockpit pressures. 

Jim Main says he's having a "crazy year" with 
much travel for Japan Airlines. Jim currently 
serves as President of Foreign Travel Club of San 
Francisco. He says the welcome mat is out for 
classmates traveling to SF. 

Ken Weene has recently received publication 
acceptance for an article on hypnosis and memory 
for Journal of Mental Imagery. Roz is having a major 
show of her art in Great Neck, L.I. 

More news from Ginger Ardiff. He is taking on 
still more challenges by running - for State Rep- 
resentative to help solve the fiscal crisis in MA, 
and in the Boston Marathon this year. To permit 
time for all this, Ginger has cut back on his law 
practice since his two daughters have graduated 
from college. 

I have been Class Secretary for more years than I 
can remember, and I've decided to give someone 
else a shot at keeping us all up to date on each 
other. I've enjoyed doing it, and I think I'll enjoy 
reading Class Notes in the future, prepared by the 

new Class Secretary. I'd like to thank all classmates 
who made my job easy by providing me with news 
of their lives. 


Rick Friend, Secretary 

Bill Donnelly had an eventful past few 
months with marriage to Joanne Carr last July and 
the start of a new business. Bill left Emerson Hospi- 
tal to establish a firm, W.J. Donnelly, a manage- 
ment/consulting and marketing/consulting firm 
doing business in the New England health care 

Rick Friend writes, "I finally, after more than 
two years of searching, found an attractive, but 
venturesome, opportunity with a Cambridge, 
Mass. based company called Corporate Broadcast- 
ing Network. We provide business executives with 
multi-media formatted business and economic 
news and analysis. It is used by any level executive 
in his/her strategic planning for their company. As 
a result, I am back in the roles of investor and 
entrepreneur by joining forces with several other 

Carl Youngman '60 and son Andrew 
at opening of the White Mountain 
Painters exhibit. 


Gregory T. Meyer, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

Greg Meyer now works in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 
as an industrial engineer for Environmental Con- 
trol, Inc. which does mechanical and general con- 
tracting. He resides in Pompano Beach playing a 
lot of tennis and racquetball and spending most 
weekends on the ocean soaking up the ravs or deep 
sea fishing. He is also enjoying the good life after 

Bob Adams is, after 22 years, still with the 
same company, Mitre Corp., as a networking man- 
ager linking ADP and communications svstems 
around the world. He has two children and is 
active in sports and other events which keep Bon- 
nie and he busy and young! 

Ronald Dow writes, "I'm currently living in 
Phoenix, Ariz., enjoying the sunny and warm days 
all year long. Although working for UNISYS as a 
project manager, I try to not let work get in the 
way of my twice a week golf outings. 

Spring 1990 


Nothii I th Reunion foi 

Abbot Vose. now 17 ; ears, two 

ol V 

i and I 
ivori ■ itl n . twin brotherj R.( Vo - III i I 
at Vose I ralli ri In< ." 

A Bradford Conanl ha speni 19 years in 
ist seven i in credit. He is i ui 
rently i redii chi impanies. "My 

oldei i 1 1 i ollege hi the fall. 

ieth, 15, and Melissa, 1 1, are both greal in 

I |l .1 |l II I K S." 

John Klvvell is still prin< i pal of Hamilton-Wen- 

ham Regional High School. He has two sons in 

, i daughter .it C IDA and another son in 

element tr> ■> hool. IK- will be going on Ins second 

trip to the Soviet I 'nion in April. 

Charles Stewart is "practicing tax law with 
1,200 other lawyers. 1 live in Washington, D.C. - 
moved here recently from Richmond, Va." 

Norman Kalat just moved baek to the U.S. 
after three years in Switzerland. "Please note new 
address: 547 Old Little Road, Harvard, MA 01451. 
Karen is enjoying U. of Michigan, Norman III, 
Cape Cod Community College." 

Bob Rimer has been living in Stuart, Fla., for 
10 years, building single family homes and condos. 
"Enjoying children, oldest of whom will be attend- 
ing GDA this coming fall, fishing, Bahamas. 
Looking forward to attending 30th Reunion!" 

Pete Stonebraker is still teaching at DePaul 
University; he won Decision Science Institute's 
Instructional Innovation Award for use of PC in 
Material Management Course. 

Walcott Hamilton writes, "In due time after 
the leveraged buyouts of Eastern Airlines by Texas 
Air Corp. in 1986, we came to believe that our 
company was to be chunked off and effectively 
dissolved. Fearing ourselves lost, we struck in 1989 
in a vain attempt to change our destiny. We failed 
and were replaced. The careers of thousands and 
thousands of people have been destroyed. In the 
ruins also are homes, marriages, families, and sui- 
cides. I am in limbo myself - awaiting recall. It's 
been a lousy year." 

John Slater is still teaching English at New 
Hartford (N.Y.) High School and coaching the 
Speech and Debate Team - "Going to the Nation- 
als in California this year. Also advising the Model 
United Nations Club - Keeps me busy!" 


John Carroll, Secretary 

Ed Murphy in Houston is chief of the molecu- 
lar biology department at the M.D. Anderson 
Hospital and Research Center, part of the Univer- 
sity of Texas Medical Center in Houston. With a 
Ph.D. in microbiology from George Washington 
University in '69, he heads a team of researchers 
and is responsible for seeking $400,000 to $500,000 
in grants each year. He and his wife, Helen, have 
two children, both in college. 


Thomas Tobey, Secretary 

John Tarbell was married on St. Patrick's Day 
to Anne Southall Adler, who is also a vice presi- 
dent at the Chemical Bank in New York. John is 
VP of mergers and acquisitions; Anne is VP and 
director of investor relations. They were married at 
the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in 
Manhattan, where they live. 

"s_/ Bob 1 ullerton, Se< n 

About a week ago, it was one of those rare, 

beautiful, i lear, ( loudless, you-can » a tnillii »n 

miles days, and I was leaving Boston tor (Ilk ago 

around 1:00 in the afternoon. As the DC-10 
climbed and hanked out over the Atlantic on its 
initial departure vector, those on the right sid< o( 
the fuselage could easily make out Provincetown 
and mm h of the rest of Cape ( !od ba< k behind us 
over our right shoulders. Climbing and acceleral 
ing through 10,000 feet, we turn northwestbound, 
heading inland again just south of Marblehead to 
cross over Lawrence, Methuen and Manchester, 
N.H., before finally turning yet once again to head 
for Syracuse, London, Ontario, and points west. 
Passing just south of "the Neck," one could see 
Salem Harbor, Beverly, West Beach in Beverly 
Farms, Manchester and Singing Beach, Glouces- 
ter, Rockport and Ipswich. One could see where 
Route 1 split from 1-95 in Danvers as both roads 
headed for southern New Hampshire. There was 
Rowley. There was Newburyport. There was the 
Parker River winding its serpentine way in from 
the Plum Island. I can still remember the wonder- 
fully awful smell of its muddy banks and wonder- 
ing what those floating things were as groups of 10 
or more of us jumped the guardrail on Route 1 to 
return to campus after a swim in the springs of 
1962 and 1963. 

And, there was Governor Dummer Academy. 
Surprisingly, the landmarks that in my mind 
should have stood out (like the Frost Library, the 
Field House, or the Phillips Building), did not. 
Instead, what stood out at this distance, were the 
Chapel and the straightaway on the Track. One 
'landmark' wasn't even built when we attended 
GDA, and the other I wasn't intimately familiar 
with anyway. The more the campus remains the 
same to me, the more it changes - for the better. 

To keep those changes going, the school contin- 
ually must depend on the generosity of its alumni, 
parents, and friends to offset the tuition shortfall 
and make continued growth (of opportunity and 
experience, not size) possible. I was unable to at- 
tend the last GDA Phonathon on Feb. 27, but was 
fortunate to have Bill Sloane, our new class 
agent, attend in my place. Bill reports that he'd 
like to thank everyone who contributed. A special 
thanks to Jon Shafmaster and Bob Segel for 
helping us to meet our dollar goal. And to Bob 
Segel again, another "Thank you" for hosting the 

Bill Sloane '63 

phonathon. Bill said he al the group in 

5tit( lies. 

During the evening, Bill had th( ire of 

speal ing to Don Connelly, Dave Faxon, Chad 
Smith (who spoke of family travels to the Soviet 
!i and the fai I thai his older daughter. Heath- 
er, is at Williams contemplating studying Japa- 
nese), Forbes Farmer, and Jeff Eveleth who is 
currently playing farmer to a heard (sure, I have, 
Ed.) herd oi 100 cattle while other things are devel- 
oping, Bill also mentioned receiving a letter from 
Bob McGilvray who will be traveling back to 
New England from Vancouver this summer. 

Peter Coburn wrote: "1 have been terminally 
stricken with the travel Hug;" (that so.' . . . hey, 1 
know a good airline! Ed.) "Egypt last summer; 
Tanzania in January; and China next summer. 
Now when CNN covers the riots in Tiananmen 
Square next July and you see an idiot in a GDA 
jacket standing in front of a tank . . . guess who!.'!? 

Terry Delano (answered my prayers for mail) 
"Dear Bob, 

Well, you eloquent silver-tongued devil, you! 
With a plea for help such as the one you sent, how 
could I refuse a starving bird? (I love it . . . Haven't 
seen me in a while, have you Terry? Ed.) So I ran 
right out and put some more seed in the feeder . . . 

Our family finally decided, about a year and a 
half ago now, to sell our ranch-style home (located 
about 9 miles from where my wife, Paula, and 1 
both work) and move to the water. We purchased 
an interesting-looking home on the shores of Lake 
Champlain on the island of South Hero. It is a 
perfectly beautiful spot, and I'm sure that some day 
we'll get used to living in an A-frame with wings. It 
does happen to be a bit further from work though . 
. . about 20 miles one way. 

I have certainly come to appreciate the value of 
children lately. Paula and I have two: Forest, age 
10, and Meg, age 13 (you met them at our 25th 
reunion). Paula and I have now stopped laughing 
at all the stories about parents who spend their 
lives on the road. Due almost entirely to these 
active youngsters, who have gymnastics 4 times per 
week and basketball 2 or 3 times a week, we feel 
that we are now qualified to be cab drivers any- 
where except New York City or Paris. Nothing like 
a second career to fall back on if times get rough. 

I have been putting on almost as many miles as 
you have lately, Bob. In the past month, I've been 
to Chicago, Endicott (N.Y.), Fishkill (N.Y.), Tulsa, 
and San Jose on business trips. The next couple of 
months, at least through Memorial Day, look like 
more the same . . . but I get to add some different 
destinations to the list (Raleigh, N.C., for exam- 
ple). The frequent flyer programs would really be 
nice if I could only manage to stay on one airline 
long enough to accumulate a good-size total. In- 
stead, I've got small totals on about a dozen differ- 
ent airlines. 

Good luck with the "new" responses. Use what 
you'd like to, edit out the rest. Even GDA couldn't 
cure me of using 20 words when about two would 
do." (didn't touch a thing . . . thanks, Terry! Ed.) 

Robert McGilvray writes, "The kids are grow- 
ing, the lawn needs mowing, the house wants fix- 
ing. 'A drink I'm mixing!' There's nothing really to 
fear, middle age is simply here!!" 

Jeff Ellis (who seems somehow threatened be- 
cause Nancy has taken up golf and has a better 
swing than he does!) says: "Nancy and I are still 
"temporarily" living in Crystal Lake, 111. I see Fully 
often, as we are both flying DC-9's from O'Hare 
for American Airlines. Saw Segel at his digs in 
Boston; still looking for Cato!!" 


The Archon 

From Richard Stockton: "In addition to fac- 
ulty appointments in the departments of Physiolo- 
gy and Biophysics, I have recently become Director 
of Research for the Department of Ophthalmology 
at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine." 

Thanks to all who contributed both to the 
School and to the "News Fund." But among oth- 
ers, I was hoping to hear if Benny had any little 
Manns . . . err, Menn on the way. Thanks again! 
Please keep the cards and letters flowing. 


John Mercer, Secretary 

My thanks to all of you who reported in; you 
others who have been procrastinating may, now 
that you have missed the deadline, feel free to use 
that free stamp and write me news for the fall issue 
of the Archon. 

My work with the Alumni Association has 
brought me closer to Governor Dummer than I've 
been in years; so much good is happening there. 
The spirit is strong, and the deep, almost familial, 
sense of cooperative support is, to me at least, 
astounding. Other aspects of my life go as they go: 
I spend many, many hours driving from place to 
place, from meeting to meeting, often wondering if 
I might have better overall effects, especially con- 
sidering environmental deterioration, sitting at 
home and reading. 

As a personal experiment in teaching and to 
focus winter recreation, Lou Higgins joined the 
Whiteface Mountain Ski School in November. He 
reports that it's the first and only skill or subject 
he's ever tried to teach. "It was variously frustrat- 
ing and rewarding, and never not fun." 

Bryan Hamric reports that he had an excellent 
dinner at a local Mexican restaurant with Tom 
Mercer '61 and Stuart Chase of the Development 
Office, but that they asked him for a contribution. 
At any event, Bryan says he's "thinking seriously" 
about it. Planning a two-week scuba trip to the 
Red Sea in September, Bryan asks if any classmates 
would like to go. And further offers a guest room 
for any classmates visiting Dallas ('Big D'). He 
claims reasonable rates for the guest room; reserva- 
tions may be made at 214-235-8659. 

In a card, Don Balser reported the following: 
"After many promises to visit one another, Bill 
Harvey '64 and I, along with Betty Lou and Linda, 
had a great weekend together in the Newport area. 
Lots of good food and great chat including some 
reminders of unusual and, yes, foolish actions in 
days past (but what fun!). Objective note - Bill and 
Don appear much as they did back in Perkins - '63 
and '64 - as responsible proctors (believe it!). Bill 
and Betty Lou have promised (?) wind surfing les- 
sons for Linda and me during the summer in New- 

Joe Stevens moved to San Diego last June and 
started his own business, Marketing Dynamics, for 
corporate meetings. He says he's running daily 
(short distances!), rooting for the Padres, and en- 
joying Zack (8) and Courtney (4). "Sorry to miss 
our 25th at GDA!" says Joe. 

Bill Lawrence sent a newsy letter: "It was good 
to hear from you. I was very sorry to hear that 
your father (Thomas McC. Mercer) had died. He 
was a real gentleman. I can remember each morn- 
ing as he walked down the hall saying 'Rats in 
holes, rates in holes!' I hope that the rest of you are 
well. I saw 'Dead Poets Society' the other day. I 
really feel like I was a member. Also about six 
months ago I called Tom Maier in Los Angeles 
after reading about him in The Archon. I am living 
in Flagstaff, Ariz., and working for a hotel compa- 
ny. If anyone from the class of '64 should stop in, 

they would be welcome. Someday I may even come 
east to visit." 

Richard Noyes is still in Westborough after 16 
years and maybe into management (I hope this is 
true; his penmanship is terrible). He is now finance 
director of the U.S. operations of the Swedish firm 
ABASTRA. He reports that he is still married to 
Lana (Friend) and enjoying summers and week- 
ends at their second home, in Kennebunk Beach, 
Maine, when George B. isn't around. 

Lee Potter, an almost constant correspondent 
when the news concerns David Martin, is lacon- 
ic, even Delphic, about himself. "The Rev. J. Lee 
Potter has been appointed a chaplain to Tradition- 
al Anglican Action (Traction). A Life Member of 
the John Buchan Society, he keeps the historic 
Canadian Ensign flying." 

An apparently exuberant Jay Cooke reports: "I 
have a fun, profitable, and hazardous job negotiat- 
ing employee benefit contracts; spend 72 days sail- 
ing, 40 days downhill skiing, working 16-hour days 
in between. Daughter Sage will begin Grade 7 at 
Noble and Greenough in the fall of 1990. I enjoy 
GDA friends and the durability of those 
friendships over time." 

Here is a letter written by David Martin in The 
Times, England: "Sir, the recent media concentra- 
tion on the position of the Prime Minister (leading 
article, March 12) is based upon the amazing reve- 
lation that only 75% of Conservative MPs now 
support her. This is apparently founded on three 
straw polls conducted by parliamentary lobbyists. I 
was sidled up to by one of them last week and 
flatteringly told I had been selected as one of a 
hundred to give my opinion. I was not told which 
shade of opinion in the party I was considered 
statistically to represent. Along with 80% of my 
colleagues who supported the Prime Minister as 
leader I gave my opinion in a secret ballot only last 
November. That did not rely on personal estimates 
of statistical weighting of shades of party opinion 
or any such nonsense. Eighty percent support in a 
real poll then: 75% in straw polls now. What on 
earth is all the fuss about? House of Commons, 
March 12, 1990." 

Bryan Hamric practices law in Richardson, 
Tex., climbs the StairMaster, lifts a few weights, 
and eats Mexican food to stay in shape. 


Fred Shepard, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

Doug Hannon of Odessa, FL, inventor of the 
weedless propeller, can be seen on ESPN's "Sport- 
man's Challenge" teaching viewers how to fish for 
bass. Doug is active in B.A.S.S. and a consultant 
for their release program in national tournaments. 

Richard Wait is an avid Laser sailor who is 
currently competing in the Empire State Games in 

Russ Thomas is studying for an M.L.S. at the 
University of Texas, Austin. 

Photographer Henry Horenstein has pub- 
lished yet another book on photography. This 
one, The Photographer's Source, was featured in the 
"Getting Around" column of the Boston Globe 
Magazine on Feb. 25. The article says the book is 
"not just for the informed and well-connected pho- 
tographer or the neophyte, this helpful resource 
book . . . brings together facts, figures and editorial 
opinion on all things photographic. Almost as a 

lagniappe, you get a random assortment of arrest- 
ing and beautiful photographs." It includes the 
pros and cons plus the history and why-fors of 
such topics as equipment, materials, services and 
accessories. The camera section talks about SLR, 
medium-format, field cameras, etc. Other sections 
talk about enlarging . . . special processes and art 
as a career - schools, workshops, museums, photo 
collections, etc. Simon 6k Schuster is the pub- 
lisher; the price is $19.95. 

David Cushing Fuess, licensed acupuncturist 
and herbalist in Carmel, Calif., and Maui, Hawaii, 
last seen milking cows and treating the poor in 
Southwest India. 

Anne Rooney '82, left, and Scott 
Tenney '66 at New York reception. 


Barry Sullivan, Secretary 

Lorraine and Peter Hicks have had to cut back 
on their tennis because they are being worn out by 
their one-year-old daughter, Brooke. Peter is a bro- 
ker with Prudential-Bache in Bethesda, Md. 

John Bryer reports that Bryer Architects has 
continued to grow and develop, despite the slow- 
down in New England's economy. Their work is 
broadly based in project type from custom resi- 
dential to corporate office space. They recently 
completed a new facility for the Boston Bureau of 
NBC News and are about to start on a child care 
center for Bay State Health Care, Inc. John's wife, 
Diane, works as a manufacturer's representative 
for office furniture in the Boston area. Their son, 
Nicholas, recently turned five. John writes: "As 
with all children his age, Nicholas is a treasure and 
a puzzle at the same time." 

Tim Keeney has a new job, as Director of 
Office of Ocean & Coastal Research Management 
at the National Ocean & Atmospheric Adminis- 
tration in Washington. 


Bennett Beach, Secretary 

Attention: all golfers with plans to be in the 
Palm Springs area. Jay Ryder had published the 
Greater Palm Springs Golf Guide, 160 pages on 
where to play - and how to play each of 30 courses. 
Jay hopes to publish similar guides in 15 to IS 
other areas. For the time being, Jay is living in 
Palm Desert. 

Another entrepreneur, Doug Curtis, is now 
busy with his second business creation, a Salem, 
N.H. firm called Guidewire Technology. The fast- 
growing, two-year-old company makes guidewires 

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Kevin Leary is now a vice president of Cordcll 
Engineering in Peabody. Kevin and his family have 
ther house in Gloucester so that 
there'd be "mi ■ i | iai e fi ir all the toys." 

Last year John Butler was re-elected to a third 
three-year term as a selectman for the Town of 
Mount Desert, lie continues to head the Mt. De- 
ii 1 t Yacht Yard. 

Marine work is also the specialty of Web 
Pearce, who spent part of his childhood just off 
the coast of Mt. Desert on Green Island and is now 
in the Bay Area. Web is an assistant supervisor at 
the California Marine Mammal Center, which re- 
habilitates sea lions and seals along 450 miles of 
northern California coast. Last year Web helped 
rescue two beached whales. 

Joe Schwarzer, an expert on ancient ship- 
wrecks, returns to the U.S. this summer after two 
years in Istanbul as director of the American Re- 
search Institute in Turkey. 

The place to get educational supplies in north- 
eastern Mass. is Teacher's Toolbox, Andy 
Creed's three-year-old store in Amesbury. Andy, 
his wife, and their daughter live in Salisbury. 

Dale Murphy bunt? That's what Rick Jensen 
told him to do, so that's what he did. Rick, a West 
Palm Beach golf pro, had given Joe Torre a lesson 
when Torre was manager of the Atlanta Braves, 
and as payment, Rick got a one-inning stint as 
manager during an exhibition game a few years 
ago. With men on second and third, Rick gave 
Murphy the bunt sign, and the run scored. 

Donald Congdon is living and now working as 
a janitor in Concord, N.H. 

Bill Haggarty is now director of trading and 
bullion for Metalor U.S.A. Refining Corp. in 
North Attleboro, Mass. 


*-' ■* Jeffrey Gordon, Secretary 

May I assure all readers from the class of '69 that 
these class notes were carefully compiled, edited for 
punctuation, and screened for possible material 
misstatements of fact by your class secretary. All 
comments to the contrary will be ignored. 

Peter Wheeler has proven that even Wall 
Street has lapses of common sense once in a while. 
He writes that he has worked his way into a partial 
ownership of a small broker/dealer in Newton, 
Mass. He urges all classmates to drop everything, 
become a stock broker and register with him. He 
offers the highest payout and best service. O.K., 
what's the joke here? 

Sheldon Sacks is still opening dental offices 
with his group in the Syracuse, N.Y., area. His 
second daughter, Rachel Allison, was born last 
August. Shel came back for the reunion last spring 
and wonders why his old dorm room has girls 
living in it; they used to kick people out of school 
for that. Shel, the school has been coed for years 
and furthermore, they never kicked out Tim Ten- 
ney for having girls in his room. 

Jon Williams has joined Re/Max Realty Con- 
sultants in Boulder, Colo., while still operating his 
homebuilding enterprise. He plans to go tarpon 
fishing with Joe Lilly this May. Jon is the perenni- 
al optimist; real estate and fishing. 

Ned Lattine left Sloan-Kettering to become 
asso< iate pr< 'lessor of medii ine ai I h< 'in. is Jefferson 
Medical College in Philadelphia. He and has wife 
I lolly will continue to live in Princeton, N.J. Doc- 
tor, Doctor, Mr. MD, can you dire, i me, to Profes- 
sor Lattime. I understand he wears a gown and 
tap, and delivers his lei tures while speaking rap. 

Slats Slocum returned to his Groton reunion 
last year to report that he is now on his 22nd 
Porsche since graduating 20 years ago. He claims 
every one of them has had a steering problem, 
usually occuring at night while he is asleep. 

Steve Handy writes that he has just returned 
from Iraq. He says he was in Baghdad looking for 
thieves, but left in a hurry when things got messy 
with the authorities. He exclaims: Boy! Baghdad is 
one . . . long way from Byfield! 

Peter Dorsey and his wife Susie have just had a 
baby boy, George Mead Dorsey. What a handle! 
Congratulations from all your admirers in the 
class. O.K., do I have to name both of them? 

Chris Barker and his new wife Jill were mar- 
ried in October in Moseley Chapel. In attendance 
were Doug MacDonald, Bill Clyde and brother 
Fred Barker '66. Chris and Jill are living in North 

Thomas Pierce has retired from the Invest- 
ment Business. He is currently touring the Seniors 
golf circuit with Schultzie and Trevino. 

Conrad Miller recently won a "Donnie Os- 
mond" look alike contest and now hires out at 
$100/hour for an Escort Service that specializes in 
Celebrity Fantasies. However, he states that the 
tips aren't what he was hoping for so his wife, 
Marilyn, is working part-time as a baseball referee. 

Shelden Sacks now owns over 100 dental fran- 
chise offices throughout the Bronx. Anyone inter- 
ested, please call the Dental Experience. 

Joe Mclntire owns the Tugboat Saloon in 
Portsmouth, N.H. Specializes in Boilermakers and 
Spam sandwiches. Mud wrestling events in the 
p.m. Hopes everyone stops by soon. 

Roland (Mason) Smith is alive and well and is 
living in Brunswick, Maine. 

Phelps Holloway, ice boarding - windsurfing 
on ice. "New use for old hockey pads." 30-35 mph - 
100 yards of good ice. Enlarged skateboard with 

blades rather than wheels. 

Art Schultz is creative and imaginative in his 
commercial real estate ventures. Art and his family 
moved from Chicago almost two years ago to 
I I'.u ton, he travels to Los Angeles frequently. He 
and his partners have purchased a few empty 
menial buildings, found occupants and then sold 
the property. 


Hill Tobey, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

It was great hearing from a number (if you. If you 
couldn't write, save up your stories for our reunion 
in June. For the benefit of you sweater-weather 
Californians and sun-basking southerners, I just 
want to say that we New Englanders had one heck 
of a great winter so far (ha!): average temperature 
in December on our outdoor thermometer in Staff- 
ord, CT, was 13 degrees! (I imagine that Fred Stat- 
ler wasn't much cozier out in Kalamazoo either.) 
And the snow and wind weren't too shabby either. 
We had at least three decent snowstorms up our 
way and, as of this writing in mid-March, it hasn't 
melted yet. Actually, I'm rather excited about all 
this because I don't have to put my skiis away yet! 
Maybe I will, though, because my wife, Marilyn, is 
expecting our first child (it will be a girl) in two 
weeks (March 25). A rather breath-taking, 
thought-provoking time for us. Marilyn is a French 
translator for Traveler's Insurance Co., and will 
take a maternity leave soon. For a number of rea- 
sons, I went back into publishing (Harper and 
Row) a few years ago, but am planning on opening 
my own law practice, gradually, starting this sum- 
mer. We've had a great time renovating this 200- 
year old small colonial saltbox in the middle of 
nowhere in NE Connecticut - and I'm going to 
move my beehives out back in a month or so. So, 
the nesting instinct has really taken over for me, I 
guess. Speaking of newborns, Mark Linehan re- 

Gig Barton '71, Steve Connelly '71 and Mike Hoover '71 at New York 


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ports on the birth of their first child, Ruth, on 
February 13, 1990. Congratulations! Mark, are you 
still doing computer networking with IBM? 

Henry Eaton writes that his family is the focus 
of his life: his wife, Cathy, daughter, Brooke (4 and 
a half) and the newest addition, their son Perry (9 
months). Boating is their seasonal pastime. 

Bill Mitchell won't be able to make it to the 
reunion because, as President of the University of 
Denver Board of Directors, they will be in meet- 
ings at that time. His two sons, William, 10 and 
Gavin, 8, are "the best events to ever happen to 

Bill Murray writes that he changed jobs in 
April of '89. He is now General Manager of the 
DHServ Division of DH Technology, the world's 
largest manufacturers of dot matrix printheads. His 
division handles mostly repair of printheads. He, 
his wife Linda and daughter Jennifer are still living 
in San Diego. 

Adam Levin writes that he and Gail and their 
first child, Hannah Sarah (born February 10, 
1989), still live in Hingham, Mass. and that he 
continues as legal counsel to General Cinema 
Corp. and the Neiman Marcus Group. The birth 
of their daughter, Adam writes, "has marvelously 
changed almost everything else." 

Jim Wilson called me from the Washington, 
D.C. area and mentioned that he had been in- 
volved with an interesting research grant with 
NEH, I believe. As a psychologist (and working 
with a team of other scientists), Jim has been doing 
research on stress with laboratory animals. (J' m > I 
hope I'm describing your work adequately because 
I was glad to hear from you, that I forgot to jot 
down any specifics on paper!) 

Morocco Flowers reports that he recently 
spent four weeks shooting corporate photo por- 
traits around the world for Prime Computer. 
Countries included England, Canada and Japan. 
He asks: "Where is Barkley Simpson?" (I'd like 
to know too.) 

Michael O'Leary writes that he returned to 
Boston from San Francisco this past July to take a 
position as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts 
University School of Medicine, while also main- 
taining a private practice at the New England 
Medical Center. All is well with him: "Happy to be 
back home. See you in June." 

Jon Imber writes that he was appointed White- 
head Professor of Critical Thought at Wellesley 
College and that the University of Chicago Press 
has published The Feeling Intellect: Selected Writings 
of Philip Rieff, edited with an introduction by Jona- 
than B. Imber. Great going, Jon! (Gosh, I can't 
believe I'm reporting such illustrious accomplish- 
ments of all those very same fellow classmates that 
used to throw dirty athletic socks at each other.) 

Mike Franchot received a surprise call from 
Henry Eaton and Mike O'Leary recently about the 
reunion and, at the time, he thought he'd be able 
to make it . . . until, of course, his wife, Marty, 
informed him that their fourth child is due that 
very weekend in June. (Tell you what, Mike, bring 
the gang up to visit us later in the summer, after 
the "dust" has settled.) Mike said he ran into Dan 
Look '67 at a trade show last week. Great to hear 
from you Monsieur Franchot. 

Finally, a very thoughtful letter arrived from 
Newecastle-upon-Tyne, England, from Keith 
Ross' father. It's been an ice-age since we heard 
from Keith and, after reading the letter, I know 
why. Keith had come to GDA on a scholarship 
from the English Speaking Union (ESU) and was 
fortunate enough to receive a similar scholarship at 
a later date which enabled him to work and travel 

in Australia. His father writes: "He was head boy 
of his school when he was awarded an exhibition 
(scholarship) by Christ College, Cambridge, to stu- 
dy law. After obtaining a degree, he did his practi- 
cal training with a London law firm. He then 
specialised (sic) in shipping law which meant that 
he had to be prepared to go anywhere at any 
time . . . which explains his peripetetic lifestyle and 
the reason for his not staying in touch. He later 
went into commercial law which involved travel- 
ling and living is such places as Saudi Arabia, the 
Near East and Australia. His present office is in 
Singapore, although he often visits neighboring 
countries." His father goes on to write that Keith is 
"still single and unattached which is not surpris- 
ing." Keith's dad writes that "we all remember and 
appreciate the kindness shown to him during his 

■ —* Deborah McClement, Secretary 

Thanks to you who answered the last-minute 
call for news. Now that I'm trying to get back onto 
the "Class Secretary Track," - won't the rest of you 
please send some news? 

Armah Cooper writes that he is living in 
Greensboro, N.C. and has a private practice in 
psychiatry. Armad and his wife Jewell are happy 
and busy with their work and in trying to keep up 
with their two sons, Adam, in the 2nd grade, and 
Joey, in kindergarten. 

A note from Chuck Holleman included: 
"What's new is that we moved to Carlisle, Mass. 
last year . . . We are now the proud owners of six 
acres of swamp and six million mosquitoes. Some 
the size of B-52's (not quite sure where our dog 

Larry Coles '73, Mrs. Louis Gordon P'69, Headmaster Peter Bragdon 
and Walter Rivera '73 at New York reception. 

visit at GDA . . . and we have tried to reciprocate 
the kindness shown to him by having American 
students visit us on two occasions." 

Tom Turner reports that he will probably be 
able to make reunion and that he hopes to stay 
with John Newman and hopes to see Scott 
Brace, Donald Barkin, and others. He'll also be 
boating to Colorado this summer. 

Well, that's quite a mouthful for Archon news. 
Glad to hear from you all and hope to see the 
whole gang at the Reunion. 


■ - 1 - Michael Mulligan, Secretary 

John Katzenberg reports that his two children 
Lauren (4) and Julie (2) are well and that he contin- 
ues to practice internal and emergency medicine. 
John is living in Harvard, MA. 

Tucker Withington is still working at Symbol- 
ics and making the monster commute from Plym- 
outh three days a week. Tucker works at home two 
days a week and is completing work on the house 
in his free time. 

Jim Fleming works in the shipping industry. 
Travels for 6 to 7 weeks a year in South America 
and uses his Spanish extensively. 

Mario Rivera and his wife, Francis, have a 
daughter, Krystle Virginia, 6 months, and a son 
Kristoffer David, 4 years. 


Jeff Haaren is house hunting in Rumson, N.J. 
He and his wife have a son Daniel, 3, and cele- 
brated the birth of daughter Paige six months ago. 

Ian Chisholm continues to live in his home- 
town of Concord, N.H., with his wife Andrea, 
daughter Lindsay, 10, and son Samuel, 18 months. 
Ian commutes to Bedford, N.H., where he works as 
personal lines underwriting manager for The Han- 
over Insurance Company. 

Phil Smith called with his news (he lives only a 
few miles away). He and his wife, Winnie, are busy 
raising three children, Christopher, 6; Kyle, 4; and 
Anna, 5 months. Phil recently completed his 
M.B.A., and is employed by Northeast Utilities as 
a financial analyst. When he isn't coaching 
Christopher's soccer team this spring, Phil is hop- 
ing to play a little tennis. 

Another house-hunter from the class of '73 is 
Bruce Sheldon. He and his wife Jody and son 
Matthew, 3 1 /: arc expecting a baby in July. In the 
meantime, they are in the process of selling their 
current home in Rowayton, Conn., and searching 
for something larger in the same area. 

Glen Winkel wrote a nice long letter (and I'm 
hoping he will forgive me for condensing it into a 
few brief lines). He and his wife are busy settling 
into their Sacramento home (of one year) with 
their two children, Bryan Michael, nearlv 4, and 
Cassandra Marie, 1. Glen is managing to divide his 

Spring 1990 



Barry Burlingham '71 

time between the Cardiovascular Research Insti- 
tute ol tl\c University of California San Francisco, 
where he is a research physiologist; his own busi- 
ness, Optimal Nutrition, where he provides nutri- 
tional consultation; and professional bicycle rac- 
ing. Glen wrote that he has "... now advanced to 
the Veterans category (age 35 and older) and have 
won almost every race I've entered. This year 
I've set a goal to win the Veteran National 
Championships in San Diego in July." And once 
the producers find sponsors, Glen has been asked 
to host a TV show, Bike Adventures. Although 
Glen won't be racing on the East Coast this year, 
he is looking forward to meeting with Headmaster 
Peter Bragdon in San Francisco. And he's hoping 
to attend our 20th Reunion (which is only 3 years 


■ • Peter Arnold, Secretary 

Daniel Johnson writes, "Still running one of 
the local Ace Hardware and Outdoor Corner Fly 
Fishing Shop. Tying saltwater flies for the shop 
and orders for local guides. Marveling at how 
quickly my sons are growing. Only twenty years 
ago I was a freshman at GDA." 

Robert Tourison is living in Shirley, MA. He 
would like Jeff Beach, Scribs, and Appleyard to get 
in touch. 

Alex Andrews and his wife gave birth to their 
second child, a beautiful baby girl named Ariel 
Stillman, on February 16, 1990. Alex is still prac- 
ticing law and refurbishing an 1863 farmhouse 
outside Cleveland, Ohio. He recently talked with 
Craig McConnell 75, who is getting married in 

Randi Lapidus '74 


Audrey Grant, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

Jim Roome of the Philippines is currenly on a 
deep sea dive off the coast of China, and is plan- 
ning to visit New England in July. He sends his 
regards, and asks classmates to write: 8-8 Nicolas 
St., Santa Maria Village III, Balibago, Angeles 
City, Philippines. Jim is married to a lovely lady 

Spencer Purington '75 

Michael Harding is living in Portland, Maine, 
still doing marketing/ advertising, sailing, skiing, 
and spending a lot of time "on the water or in the 
mountains or working on my house." 

Jack (John) Swenson writes that "having been 
filed among the 'missing' graduates for the past 15 
years," he wants all his classmates to know that 
he's actually alive and well, and occasionally resid- 
ing in Seattle (i.e.: don't try to visit him at this 
address, it's just a mailing address). Jack works for 
Special Expeditions Cruise Lines (based in New 
York) as a lecturer and guide on their nature- 
oriented luxury cruises. For the past two winters 
he's been keeping tan doing trips in Mexico, Costa 
Rica, and Venezuela. Close encounters with mon- 
keys and whales are daily routine, but his greatest 
fear is the possible effect of the gourmet menu on 
his waistline. In his spare time (which, still being 
single, is ample) he does professional freelance pho- 
tography. His work has been published in numer- 
ous books and magazines including "Natural His- 
tory, "International Wildlife," "Smithsonian," 
and, most recently, a cover on a novel by Vi- 
king/Penguin. Jack regrets that he won't be able to 
join everyone at the reunion in June, but he'll be 
busy getting paid to watch leaping whales and 
crumbling glaciers in Southeast Alaska. He expects 
to see his wealthy classmates retiring early and 
coming onboard for their vacations soon. 

Greg Pope has left the world of paint to start a 
career in the movie business. He and his pregnant 
wife, Elizabeth, will be starring in Hollywood In- 
genues, a documentary of a New England boy who 

meets California starlet, buys a diner outside of 
L.A. that is a cover for an escort service. "Details 
at reunion." 

Winston (Bud) Rice has been living in Tac o- 
ma, WA for the last 6 years. Spent last summer 
exploring the coast of British Columbia with his 
wife on their 30' sailboat. Expecting first child very 

Pat Barker sends greetings from the Big Apple, 
and is now winding down a career in fashion, and 
life in NYC. Pat is getting married this October 
and hopes to become the owner of a country inn. 

Dan C layman had a great year with his first 
one-person exhibition in NY . . . selling out! Dan's 
wife, Terri, gave birth to twin girls (Molly and 
Emma) on Valentine's Day. 

Keith Esthimer's looking forward to class re- 
union. He'll be attending with Katelyn and Carol. 
Keith enjoyed talking with many of you during 
planning for reunion. 

Kingsley Goddard has retired to the life of 
gentleman farmer and is looking forward to senili- 
ty. Kingsley writes, "Some classmates never grow 
up." (That a way, Kingsley!) 

David Ingrassia is currently pastor of the High- 
pine Baptist Church in Wells, ME. David married 
a Texan (Gina) and has two "southern bell" 
daughters, Amanda and Caroline. 

Vicki Bell Jones writes that she's still enjoying 
being at home with her three children and doing a 
lot of volunteering in the school system, church 
and community. Craig and Vicki had a great time 
on a Caribbean Cruise this past fall and Vicki is 
looking forward to seeing everyone at the 15th! 

Bruce Kennedy is alive, well, married, and 
living near the border of Canada in Eustis, ME. 
Bruce is an Immigration Inspector and he'll be at 
the 15th. 

Working on the Capital Campaign has kept Pet- 
er Lenane in touch with several of our N.Y. 
alumni. Peter writes that brother Brian, sister-in- 
law Susan, their children Kate and Kevin are living 
the GDA life as teachers and house parents. 

Now a licensed nuclear power plant operator, 
Craig McConnell is also attending school part 
time to finish off a degree. Craig plans to get mar- 
ried in May and hopes to make Byfield in June. 

Jim O'Donnell is looking forward to the 15th 
and wants to see the Maine connection (Mike, 
Craig, Peter, Wheeler, Jamie, etc.). Jim's enjoying 
daughter Megan's growth (17 months) and hopes 
to "break no bones" this reunion. 

Rich O'Leary writes, "As with most of you, 
our lives are preoccupied with work. I am going 
into my 10th year with J. Walter Thompson, ma- 
naging accounts, running our training program 
and having some fun. Susie is an editor at Vogue 
magazine and we are enjoying suburban life in 
Greenwich, CT. Looking foward to Reun- 
ion!" . . . okay Rich, this year we'll be waiting for 
your arrival! 

Pam Pandapas is enjoying living in Sun Valley 
Idaho in the year since returning from a year in 
New Zealand. Pam will be attending law school in 
the fall of 1990. 

Skip Pendleton is busy teaching fourth grade 
and working on a Master's in Elementary Educa- 
tion. Skip's family has grown to three sons: Eben 
(5), Noah (3) and Simon (8 months). 

Peter Richardson writes that all is well with 
the Richardsons and son Bennett (5) is growing 
like a weed! Pete was recently promoted to Region- 
al Vice President - Commercial Lending - Greater 
Portland area. 

Bill Shaheen is just finishing a Ph.D. in Engi- 
neering from University of Connecticut and work- 
ing as an assistant professor of civil-mechanical 


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engineering at University of Hartford. Bill writes, 
"Last year I was elected to our local board of 
health (on the Republican ticket)." Bill's engaged 
to be married in June. 

Lisa Strandberg is looking forward to return- 
ing to GDA in June. 

Sean and Wendy O'Brien have their "own 
little monster" Andrew Nelson (2 years). Wendy is 
a programmer analyst in Boston and reports that 
Pam Blanchard (FL and MA) spends most of her 
free time windsurfing - AARDVARK! 

Stephanie Farrar welcomes us if we're travel- 
ing through Arizona. 

Joy Sargent Pollock sends greetings from Ja- 
karta, Indonesia. Joy and husband Fred are cur- 
rently living and working on the island of Java (the 
big island west of Bali). They're working on roads 
and maintenance and health projects with USAID 
and the Indonesian government. Joy would love to 
hear from anyone passing through Java! American 
Embassy Jakarta, USAID Box 4, APO San Fran- 
cisco, 9635. 

Audrey Grant has a teachers certificate in the 
Sogetsu School (Tokyo) for a sculptural form of 
flower arranging, spends time growing orchids and 
herbs, and digging in the dirt. Plans to try sailing 
this summer, and says "Maybe by reunion I'll have 
become a beach bum. See you at the 15th." 

Anne Mackay-Smith is writing fiction from 
New York City, and is married to Terry Vance, an 
investment banker for Goldman Sachs 6k Co. 


Carol Goldberg, Secretary 

David Smallwood has been promoted to direc- 
tor of Karhu's Hockey Division for North Ameri- 
ca. He and his wife, Patti, live with daughters 
Stephanie and Sarah in Williston, Vt. 

Jody Zafris is a special needs tutor in the New- 
bury Elementary School, using her Masters in Edu- 
cation from the University of Lowell (1988). 

Dan Miller is a development director for Em- 
bassy Suites Hotels, a national hotel chain based in 
Dallas. Dan is getting married Memorial Day 
weekend. He recently shot a hole-in-one, plays 
hockey, sees Chris Taylor regularly. 

Tim Richard '77 


« ■ Tim Richards, Secretary 

Perrin Long, Ossippee, N.H., writes, "Son, 
Perry, is 18 months and growing like a bear." 

Elaine Salloway is living in Boston and work- 
ing at Lotus Development Corp. as manager of 

marketing research. She is working with Woody 
Benson and says, "Still the same old Woody." 

Bill Weickert is living in Cape Elizabeth, 
Maine, and has two kids, ages 7 and 4. He recently 
saw Steve Pingree at his home in Camden, 

Andy Sterge recently became Director of Op- 
tions Research for CooperNeff & Associates. Coo- 
perNeff is an options trading firm based in Phila- 
delphia, New York and Chicago. 


Pam Welch, Secretary- 

Karen and Geoff Gwynne '78 at 
their Feb. 10 wedding in Christ 
Church, Denver. 


Leslie Lafond, Secretary 

Troy Dagres plans to be married in October to 
Stephanie Ann MacBurnie of Newburyport, a 
graduate of Springfield College who works for Lo- 
retta Beach Associates/Foster Executive Suites in 
Newburyport. Troy graduated from Colby in 1983 
and is an owner and general manager of the 
Sportsmen's Lodge restaurant in Newburyport. 

Recently married Geoff Gwynne serves as an 
assistant priest at Christ Church in Denver, CO 
and as Episcopal Chaplin at Denver University 
was pleased to hear there are three members of the 
GDA Class of '89 at DU. 

John Rooney is the manager and chief instruc- 
tor for Alii Divers, a scuba diving company based 
in Honolulu, HI. "I'm skydiving and surfing and 
learning to windsurf in my time off. Give me a call 
if you're in Hawaii, especially if you want to dive 
(sky or scuba). Aloha." 

Mary Mackay-Smith writes, "Hi, folks! I mar- 
ried James Keirstead last May, and we both 
changed our names - he took Mackay-Smith as his 
middle name, I took Keirstead as my last name and 
dropped Mary as first name, keeping my middle 
and maiden names - so now I am Alexandra Mack- 
ay-Smith Keirstead - or, Alexandra M.S. Keirstead 
for short! Hope all is well in chilly New England - 
springtime in North Carolina is glorious!" 


• S Abby Woodbury, Secretary 

Steve Sterman will start commuting to New 
York City from Booklvn to work at TIAA in their 
private placement group. Steve received his MBA 
from New York University in May. 


June 15, 16, 17 

Jim Gardner is living in Windham, N.H., and 
will be back to campus in the spring. 

Doug Leathern finally got that reassignment he 
was hoping for . . . he leaves Las Vegas for RAF 
Alcanbury in England in October. Because of the 
move this fall, he cannot take leave this spring. 
Doug sends regrets that he cannot make Reunion 
and best wishes to all! 

Elizabeth Evans has been very busy lately. Liz 
was recently promoted to vice president, finally 
moved into their new house and just got a puppy. 

Lynne Durland Sousa had a baby boy, 
Christopher Robert, on December 26, 1989. "See 
you all in June!" 

John Fain has been working hard on a spring 
vegetable garden and is watching its arrival. "Lots 
of little baby calves. This time in Texas is truly 
'magnifico!' " Eagerly awaiting our 10th Reunion. 

Erica Baum is still at Boston University, work- 
ing in the Alumni Office, where she is busy plan- 
ning the reunion weekend for 2000 people, and 
pursuing a masters in communications. Erica looks 
forward to seeing everybody in June. 

Emily Woolf "just returned from an incredible 
vacation to the USSR - Leningrad, Moscow, Suz- 
dal and Vladamir. Still feeling jet-lag as I have a 
great cup of American coffee this morning." Emily 
will soon celebrate her fifth year at Berklee College 
of Music in Boston, where she is the assistant 
director of admissions, working hard toward Fall 

John Wise will finally receive his B.A. in com- 
munications from the University of Southern 
Maine in May. John has also been promoted to 
television projects manager at the local cable sta- 
tion in Portland. 

Kathryn O'Leary, 81 and Joe Benson 
'80 at Boston phonathon. 


Kathryn O'Leary, Secretary 

Eric Jones and Helen Brennan were married 
September 16 in Marblehead, Mass. A host of 
GDA alumni ae attended, among them Trustee 
Bill Ardiff "55, Jeffrey P. Jones '84, Joe Benson '80, 
Dave Callan 'SO, Steve Moheban 'SO, Eric Adell 
and his wife Patty, Lisa Louden, Keller Laros, 
Kathryn O'Learv, Peter Starosta, Michael 

Spring 1990 


Making life simpler 

Entrepreneur Abner Mason '80 and partner Craig Spano. 

Soon after Abner Mason '80 
started consulting at Bain and 
Co. in Boston, he noticed that 
one way his associates main- 
tained their collectively natty appear- 
ance was through the auspices of a vir- 
tually invisible dry-cleaning service; drop 
clothes off in an office closet one day, 
and come back to pick them up, clean 
and pressed, on another. By the time 
Mason was ready to spread his own en- 
trepreneurial wings, the anonymous dry 
cleaners had blossomed in his mind into 
a business plan. He named his company 
Bostonian Valet. Its mission: to make 
life "just a little simpler" for city workers. 
The Boston-educated Mason, 26, 
teamed with Boston College manage- 
ment graduate Craig Spano, 24, to offer 
a variety of unique conveniences: shoe 
repair, car care, film processing and vi- 
deo rentals. Equally unique, perhaps, is 
the company's democratic roots. "Some- 

times people think this is for the higher- 
end executive," says Mason. "But many 
of the people who work here are in a 
stage of their careers where they don't 
make a lot of money. We intend to serve 
everyone." He also provides convenient 
billing policies and competitive prices. 

Gerald D. Hines Interests, developers, 
first bought the ideas of the service for 
their new office tower, Five Hundred 
Boylston, in the Back Bay. Now Bosto- 
nian Valet is expanding to two new loca- 

"Not only are developers including 
us," says Mason, "but they're marketing 
us as important amenities in their build- 
ings. What it says, I think, is that we're 
doing a good job." 

(Reprinted with permission from "Columns," 
the newsletter of Five Hundred Boylston, 

Reilly, Lu< Levensohn '83, Ian Jones '90, Graeme 
Jones '91, ;ind Tim Lynch '93. We had a great time 
and missed seeing Reilly who had to pave Charles 
Street thai day. Sorry Mike! trie and his hride are 
working for Jones Hoys in Danvers and residing in 
Exeter, N.H. 

Peter Laventis is market analyst specializing in 
residential with a real estate development company 
tailed NTS in Louisville, Ky. He graduated with 
an MBA from Vanderbilt in 1989 and was married 
to Shelly, also in 1989. According to Peter, Tom 
Johnson is a computer engineer with a company 
called Inframterics in Bedford, Mass. and just 
bought a home in Haverhill. Peter also told me 
that James Horatanachi is a chef and part owner 
of a Thai restaurant in Worcester. 

Keller Laros is enjoying southern California 
yet still had time to fly to Vail for a few days of 
skiing before flying to New Orleans to catch the 
Super Bowl. He got together with Dave Brown, 
Rob Breed, Vinca, Benay, and David Hat- 
field in San Francisco a few weeks ago for a party. 
Keller hopes to see Bufu, Mickey and Milk Truck 
at the Reunion. 

Lisa Louden is still an economist with the Bu- 
reau of Labor Statistics in Boston. She hopes to be 
enrolled in graduate school this fall at "any place 
warm," i.e. either southern California or Florida. 

Mike Reilly is with a construction company in 
Medford, Mass. which was just sold, moving Mike 
to the South Shore. 

Andy Morrison just moved to Cambridge and 
is still with MCI at the Prudential Center. He met 
with Vinca, Swilly and Reilly in Newburyport for 
dinner a few weeks ago. He needs addresses and 
would love to hear from Boston folks. 

Eric Adell says that not much is new. He hopes 
all is well with everyone as it is for him and men- 
tions he is having a little bit of fun. Peter Staros- 
ta has been promoted to vice president (the young- 
est in the company's history) of Dynasty 
International, the largest transportation and im- 
porting company from the Far East to Boston. He 
frequently travels throughout Asia. Currently re- 
siding in Charlestown, Pete has a 6 handicap and 
challenges anyone from the Class of 81 to a round. 
He would like to say hello to Steve Queen '79. 

Antea von Henneberg is living in Charles- 
town and enjoying her job as a showroom manager 
for Stroheim and Roman at the Design Center in 
Boston. She still manages to do a lot of traveling in 
order to keep up with her languages and recipes, 
and relaxes by swimming at a club in Boston. 
Abby Locke Castle writes that St. Louis is fine. I 
was glad to catch up with Abby in person at Sue 
Perry's wedding this past summer. Abby is a buyer 
for a major department store in St. Louis. She 
mentions that Dabney Friend is to be married 
this fall and is living in Providence, R.I. 

Jordan Voelker is still in San Jose, Calif., as an 
engineer for ROLM. He is an avid vegetarian and 
sings with the San Jose Chorale. He enjoyed a wild 
dinner with Sarge Kennedy in San Francisco 
after which they drove, in reverse, up Lombard 
Street with the doors of Jordan's diesel Mercedes 
open! Jordan notes that the experience does not 
surpass that of hang gliding which is one that he 

Another great wedding was that of Sue Perry 
and Brad Lurvey. Sue is now back at GDA after 
getting her masters in physical education. She is 
teaching, coaching and a house master in Pierce 
Hall. Sue and Brad were married in Boxford and 
honeymooned by biking through France. Sue said 
it was grueling, but wonderful. I'm sure that GDA 
is glad to have Sue back and Sue is glad to be back 


The Archon 

Mary and Ivan Arguello '81 and Kevin Callahan '80 at the New York 

The September marriage of Helen and Eric Jones '81 was a GDA family 
affair. From left: Jeffrey P. Jones '74, Graeme Jones '91, Trustee Bill 
Ardiff '53, Ian Jones '90, Eric Adell '81 and wife Patty, Lisa Louden '81, 
Joe Benson '80, Keller Laros '81, Helen and Eric Jones, Kathryn O'Leary 
'81, Dave Callan '80 and Steve Moheban '80. 

from Arizona where she and Brad have spent the 
last few years in school. 

Guri Hamilton is enjoying living on the Cape 
and was just promoted to manager of Community 
Systems, a housing agency for retarded adults. 
Ann McCullom is out on the West Coast and 
has just started nursing school. She also works full- 
time as the director of the recreation center on the 
base where her husband is stationed. Ann's hus- 
band is a captain in the U.S. Army and spent one 
month in Panama. Congratulations! 

Barbara Sheffert is living in Texas and work- 
ing in the library of achives at Rice University. She 
loves Texas and even has picked up a bit of a 
southern drawl. 

Mark Whitney and Mary Anne Garrity were 
married on June 10, 1989, in Rye, N.Y., with Rob 
Breed standing by as the best man. Mark is work- 
ing for a manufacturing firm in Raymond, N.H. 
Both Mark and I await Rob Breed's return to the 
East Coast. 

Mike Menyhart lives in Merrit Island, Fla., 
and is working for his father's manufacturing firm 
as a production manager. He and his wife Beth are 
planning on building a house soon. He still plays 
golf recreationally and would like to say hello to 
Doug Barrett. 

Elena Markos was married to Dave Witham in 
June, 1989 in Ipswich. She is still working as a 
bookkeeper for her dad's company and her hus- 

band is a carpenter. She says "Hi" to Kristin and 
Joanne. David Brown and his wife Katie are 
living in Pacific Heights, Calif. David is still work- 
ing for Coldwell Banker in the Commercial divi- 

Laurie Krooss says, "Hello class of 1981. I am 
working for the Eastern Office of the American 
Youth Foundation as their Human Resource Di- 
rector. I am also taking a graduate level course at 
Harvard Divinity School - I'm living in Wolfeboro, 
N.H. and enjoying lots of skiing! Hope you're all 

I am fine and still living in Charlestown. I work 
for Kidder, Peabody in Boston as an assistant in 
the corporate finance department. I enjoy seeing 
Antea and Peter, my neighbors, and keeping in 
touch with those of you that do. If you missed the 
deadline for notes, please feel free to send them to 
me anytime and I will make sure to get them into 
the next Archon. Don't forget June, 1991 is right 
around the corner! 


John Nye, Secretary 

Charles Barrett works in the credit office in a 
bank in New Hampshire. 


Volunteers Needed 

Chris Ginsberg, not married, still living in 
New Hampshire. He is working at Seabrook Sta- 
tion as a Security Guard, is in the Reserves (Sar- 
gent, U.S. Army), and also studies for a degree in 
Criminal Justice at Husser College (N.H.). 

Kim Grillo '84 at Boston phonathon. 


*-' ■ Christine Romboletti, Secretary 

Congratulations are in order for Michael L- 
eary! He announced that he will be married in 
November. Mike has purchased a house in Hamp- 
ton Falls and continues to work in Newburyport. 
So if you are in the area he says, "Give me a call, 
I'm in the book!" 

Speaking of New England, Betsy Tuthill will 
be moving back (from Washington) to attend Har- 
vard! She'll be working toward a master's degree in 
education/policy studies. Betsy says her current 
job with an education association allows her to 
travel - and she has seen Amie Breed several 
times in San Francisco. 

And speaking of traveling, Krista Hennessey 
and Paul Batholomew are running away to Eu- 

Spring 1990 



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sum- [dren! I lola to you, Bean! And 

Charlotte Johnson also sounds happy in her 
new locale ol Steamboat Springs, Colo. She has 
i ersel there for the past lVz - 2 years - it 
sounds like ,i perfee t mat< h! 

ins like everyone is into higher education 
these days! Besides Betsy, John Barton is current- 
ly studying at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 
His goal? A master's in Civil Engineering! F.J. 
Ventre has left his band and is going back to 
school to complete a bachelor's in music. F.J. also 
ran into Rachel Feingold in Boston, she is cur- 
rently working for the Genesis Fund. Joseph 
Bowman is also working on a master's while oper- 
ating a youth center in Boston. Joe would like to 
hear from Dave Carlson and Steve Shula, too. 
So look him up, guys! 

Finally, here's two more blasts from the past! 
Dan Nye is working for the Norwich Eaton divi- 
sion of Proctor 6k Gamble, in Chicago. He's about 
to complete a five month assignment in Chicago. 
He'll then be moving back to rural Norwich, N.Y. 
to work in the marketing department. Georgia 
Wattendorf sends word from Brighton, Mass. 
Georgia graduated from Simmons College in '88. 
She now finds herself challenged by her position in 
a general contractor's firm in Boston. Congratula- 
tions and good luck, Georgia! 


Sean Mahoney, Secretary 


June 15, 16, 17 

i ''in Fifth Reunion is just a short tin , and 

from the responses we've received so far, it prom 
ises to be a great time. We'n shooting foi 100% ol 

the I lass to return, so mark your calendar lor the 
wi < I end ol |une 16th, il you haven') di u il 

ready. ( let psy< lied! 

Dinah Daley recently signed on with the Bos- 
ton office ol Alex Brown <Sc Sons, a securities 

brokerage based in Baltimore. She'll be learning 
the ropes as an assistant equity broker, but will be- 
on the road quite a bit alter the training period as 
an institutional equity saleswoman. 

Dinah reports that Esmee Huggard is gearing 
up to make the trip from Seattle to Byfield for the 
reunion in June. Esmee praises the Puget Sound 
area as a beautiful place to live and says the people 
are outgoing and friendly. She's in the process of 
finding a job in the financial/investment area. 

Word has it that Rob Lessard is now working 
at a nuclear power station in upstate New York as 
part of his training as a nuclear engineer in the 
U.S. Navy. 

I bumped into Sarah Soule and Jill Twomey 
on a Boston street a couple weeks back and they 
both look great. Jill is working for Kidder, Peabody 
in the city and Sarah is working with her parents 
in the family insurance business. 

Also in Boston is Sue Edelstein, who is now in 
the Boston office of Shawmut National Bank. 
She's wrapping up the training and will be moving 
into a live unit of the bank shortly. Despite the 
troubles New England banks are experiencing, Sue 
feels this is a great time to really learn the ups and 
downs of the industry. Near the end of June, she'll 
be starting as a private banker, specializing in the 
medical field. 

Rob Cloutier is wrapping up his post-graduate 
pre-med studies at Tufts and is taking his MCAT 
exam at the end of April. He is considering taking 
a year off before going to medical school. 

Rob reports that Chris Chance is also in the 
Boston area, doing social work in Taunton. She 
recently was in a car accident but recovered speedi- 
ly and is back in the swing of things. 

At the wedding of Laurie and Peter Quimby '85 are, from left: Bob Cole, 
Lucy Armstrong '87, Sean Mahoney '85, Ben Armstrong '85, Laurie and 
Peter Quimby, Howard Quimby '52, Karen Fasciano '83, Amy Welch 
'83, Susan Edelstein '85, Dennis Gately '85, Robert Cloutier '85. 

Quinn Pollock is homping at the bit to grad- 
uate from Middlebury this spring. He's thinking 
about pursuing a career in advertising once he has 
the sheepskin firmly in hand. 

Becky Chase is living in Newburyport and 
teaching at the Y. W.C.A. there. She's also having 
a blast ( inn hing the women's lacrosse team at Gov- 
ernor Dummer. 

John Pappas, who graduated from Maine Mar- 
itime Academy last spring, is already at sea and 
unfortunately probably won't be able to make it to 
Byfield for the reunion. 

Filling out the artistic side of the class are Lisa 
Demeri, Diane Frangos and Mike Terrile. 
Diane and Lisa were featured in an art exhibit at 
Governor Dummer over the winter months and 
Lisa is now painting with father in the Rockport 

Wedding bells are ringing louder as Katrina 
Russo's August wedding in Newburyport draws 
near. She's engaged to Steven Ramsey, who she 
met while they were both ski instructors at Sunday 
River Ski Area in Maine. 

Stephanie Gardner has passed her board ex- 
ams and is working as a physical therapist at the 
N.Y.U. Medical Center in Manhattan. 

She reports that Paula Goldberg, at Bankers 
Trust Company in New York City, is doing well 
and enjoying work. 

Meredith Lazo, also in Manhattan, took a 
break from her duties at Goldman Sachs and spent 
some time at Snowbird and Alta, Utah. 

She's heard from Christian Moerk who is fin- 
ishing up his undergraduate studies at Marlboro 
College in Vermont. He hopes to move to New 
York City after he graduates. 

David Kagan is helping to run the family's 
business in southern New Hampshire and Massa- 
chusetts. He spends a good bit of time working- 
/playing in Burlington, Vermont at "The Last 
Chance Saloon," a popular UVM bar owned by 
his brother Mark. 

I'm taking Horace Greeley's advice and am going 
west while I'm still a young man. I've signed on 
with the corporate finance department of Mont- 
gomery Securities, an investment bank based in 
San Francisco, and will be starting there in May. 
I'll be back for the Reunion and look forward to 
catching up with everyone then. Jiseop Yoon, 
who graduated from Tufts last spring, is now work- 
ing on his M.B.A., but will soon be returning to 
Korea to serve in the armed services for a few 
years. He writes, "Long time no hear, right? Sorry. 
Well, I successfully went through the rigorous aca- 
demics at Tufts. I received B.A. in international 
relations and economics and am working for my 
MBA at the Unviersity of Cincinnati. I am living 
with my sister who works for Procter 6k Gamble. 
During the past four years, I have done many 
things. I joined the same fraternity as Denny Gate- 
ly did at MIT. In fact, we ended up partying to- 
gether a few times. In my junior year, I spent a 
semester in Spain absorbing as much as I could. Of 
course, I was in Korea a few times to see how much 
my motherland changed. This summer, I am tak- 
ing a leave of absence from the MBA program to 
go back to Korea for my military obligation. So I 
won't be able to make it to the reunion, but I will 
be thinking about you people during my boot 
camp. Well, I will be in Korea for about two and a 
half years and after my military, I will be coming 
back for MBA. What is my future plan? I would 
like to move on to the Fletcher School of Law and 
Diplomacy for my Ph.D. in international trade. 
My intention is to teach at a business school and 
do some consulting. I still play soccer as I did at 


The Archon 


Nathalie Ames '85 at Ayres Rock in 

All winter, Nathalie Ames has been in the 

South Pacific, including three months in Australia. 
She'll bring her slides to reunion, and probably 
have the most recent from her visits in Singapore, 
India, Nepal, and parts of Europe. 

Lissa and Andy Menyhart are at home in Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, where Andy is in his first year at 
Capital Law School. They met at Rollins College, 
and were married January 6, 1990, at St. Anne's 
Episcopal Church in Nassau, The Bahamas. The 
reception was held at the Royal Bahamian Hotel, 
and they honeymooned in Bermuda. Brother Mike 
Menyhart '81 was best man and brother Greg '83 
and Anthony Fusco were ushers. Andy and An- 
thony were proctors together in Perkins. Also at- 
tending the wedding were Sandra and Bob Stud- 
ley, parents of Susan '83 and Rob '86. 

Victoria de Lisle writes, "Hi everyone! In May 
I will have completed my first year of law school at 
Tulane Law School. It has been difficult, but re- 
warding. This summer I will be clerking at a very 
large New Orleans firm. Hopefully I'll see everyone 
at Reunion Weekend." 

*-' " Monique Proulx, Secretary 

Rob Studley made the Dean's List fall semester 
at Babson College and will be graduating in May. 
He hopes to get into the insurance business. 

Susan Gage is a senior at the University of 
Missouri and a teaching assistant in the field of 
news broadcasting. Currently she is working on a 
series on capital punishment for KBIA, the local 
station for National Public Radio. 

Derric Small helped the Connecticut College 
basketball team to a 14-10 record. Small, who 
became the seventh player in school history to top 
1,000 points, finished sixth on the all-time list with 
1,110 points. He also set school records for career 
three-pointers (67), career steels (153), most three- 
pointers in a game (5) and most free throws in a 
game (17). His teammate is Carlos Perez, GDA 

Anne Pollock spent the month of January in 
Hong Kong interning with the Bank of Boston. 
With graduation right around the corner, looking 
for a job is of prime importance. "I wish you all 
luck. Keep in touch." 


Jim Andriotakis, Secretary 

Julie Donat finished her first semester in Paris 
and was looking forward to spring. She wrote that 

Stephanie Gardner '85 and Paula 
Goldberg '85 at New York reception. 

her studies were going well, "I live with a great 
family. Paris nightlife rages. I don't miss the U.S. 
much - although it's pretty expensive here! (About 
$7 for a beer!) I'll be returning home sometime this 
summer after traveling to Italy, Spain, Austria and 

Jeff Ashworth writes, "I might be going to 
southern California for spring break. Will be in 
Maine this summer planning trip to Europe at the 
end of summer with girlfriend. Anxiously awaiting 
baseball season. Saw Taylor Twining here who 
transfered and brother Rob initiated in my frater- 
nity. Take care!" David Miller writes, "Come 
one, come all to Wong's Bistro right by Northeast- 
ern University where I'm a waiter on the week- 

Chris McMorris has been studying this term 
in Vienna, Austria, at the Institute for European 
Studies as part of his junior year at the University 
of Rochester. 


*-'*-' Meganne Murphy , Secretary 

Petica "Tica of Australia" Barry is on sab- 
batical leave from Boulder, where she was ready to 
begin her junior year at Christmas semester - after 
six months in Australia counting heron eggs, scuba 
diving on the Barrier Reef, caring for blind Koala 
bears, and riding baby turtles to the sea, she'll 
return to Boulder to start the fall semester. Skiing 
wasn't that perfect this winter, anyway - so a great 
time to take off!! Hello to all. 

Carlos Perez helped the Connecticut College 
basketball team to a 14-10 record. Carlos started 
four games and had a game-high of 12 points in a 
loss to Williams. 

Jenny Reynolds writes, "Still working on get- 
ting discovered. I guess I won't have to tell you if I 
do. School is hard. I am looking forward to seeing 
you all this summer." 

Not much is gong on with Matt Caron. He is 
hanging out at Oswego State playing hockey. Tria- 
thalon season is starting up May 20 at Hampton 
Beach so plan to see him there. 

Carrie Walton writes, "Hello! I just found out 
that I will be in Canterbury, England, next year at 
the University of Kent. I'm now making plans for 
travelling by bike along the Mediterranean coast of 
Spain, France and Italy over the summer. I am 
looking forward to seeing Kara, Charity, Zabs and 
others in Europe next year." 

Todd O'Brien just became a brother of Sigma 

Derric Small '86 set Connecticut 
College records this winter for 
career three-pointers (67), career 
steals (153), most three'pointers in a 
game (5) and most free throws in a 
game (1 7). 

Alpha Mu fraternity in February. "I still really 
enjoy Rochester, and I am having a great time." 

Jenny Petschek is playing on the William 
Smith ice hockey club team. Spent spring break 
out in Arizona. Will be on the sailing team again 
this spring competing for nationals with other 
schools on the east coast. "Everything is going 
really well!" 

Erin Saunders has changed majors from Engi- 
neering to Environmental Design (same as Ar- 
chitecture). She is so happy. "Boulder is the best 
place to live. I did visit Michelle Bolyea in Jan- 
uary at Tulane. New Orleans is a cool town! Come 
to Colorado to ski but look me up! I'd love to hear 
from everyone." 

Brendon O'Brien is a sophomore at Boston 
College. He is going to be working in California 
this summer in the movie industry. 

Damon Kinzie has been ski instructor and 
enjoying UVM and is active in Sigma Nu. He is 
going to visit Brendon O'Brien in a few days at 
Boston College. 

Kristina von Trapp is still enjoying life at 
UVM. "Maybe too much sometimes, only when 
with Damon who I see a lot. Working in Wyoming 
and Montana again this summer." 


*"^ S Jennifer Katz, Secretary 

Over spring break, Lindsey Curley, Matt 
Downing, Alison Magee, Rob Wattie and I 

had lunch at Friday's in Danvers. 

Lindsey Curley is enjoying University of Ro- 
chester with the companionship of a new "friend." 
This summer she is going to the Cape for the 
second year. 

Matt Dowing and Rob Wattie ran into 
Adam Robinson and Brian Arrington New 
Year's Eve. Also, Matt and Rob visited Rollins 
College over winter break where they stumbled 
upon Derek Van Vleit, John Sullivan, Dan 
Nadeau, and Joy Fosdick. Matt seemed to wan- 
der off while at Rollins and Dan seemed to find 
him. This summer Matt, Rob and Chuck Kahn 
are going to live in the Hampton area. They are in 
the process of looking for a house with a lenient 

Spring 1990 


Adventures in Great Britain 

Preston Beach '89 

With the exception of a few 
years during World War II, 
a student has come to 
Governor D u m m e r 
through the English Speaking Union 
every year since Alan Bullwinkle first 
arrived in 1937-38. 

This year, S. Preston Beach '89 has 
reciprocated. He is at Giggleswick 
School in Settle, North Yorkshire, and 
here are some of his early impressions: 

The school was exactly as I had imag- 
ined it, old stone buildings with cows 
and sheep as far as the eye can see. The 
nearest town of any size is 30 minutes 
away and the nearest city an hour away, 
so this is not exactly your height of civili- 
zation. The campus is about the same 
size as Governor Dummer's, including a 
golf course and swimming pool. The 
school also has a design and technology 
center for practicing electronics, and fu- 
ture designers can make prototypes in 
metal, wood and plastic. There is also a 
chapel, which was built in 1897 for 
Queen Victoria's Jubilee and given to 
the school. Overall there is a lot of histo- 

ry in this place, in much the same way as 
at Governor Dummer. 

Besides taking classes, I am in the 
school production of Doctor Faustus as 
Lucifer, and in the Outdoor Pursuits 
program. During the holidays I really 
had a chance to see Britain. During the 
first major holiday, which lasted a week, 
I travelled around Scotland and North- 
ern England, seeing the sights and 
spending time with several families to 
find out what British culture is really 
like. I sampled such foods as haggis, odds 
and ends of meats and vegetables tradi- 
tionally cooked in a sheep's bladder. 
During my other long holiday I spent 
some time in London. 

Overall, I have enjoyed myself and I 
urge everyone to look into the possibility 
of an interim year before going off to 
college. The world is a large place that 
you may not get to see when you are 

(Preston's address is Paley House, Gig- 
gleswick School, Settle, North 
Yorkshire, England BD24 ODE.) 


Alison Magee ;md Matt Downing are still 
going strong. Alison visited Rob Ashworth ;it the 
University of Colorado in Boulder. Roll is having ;i 
great time and is skiing a lot. This summer Alison 
and Carrie O'Keefe hope to live in Maine. 

Tom Plante loves Skidmore. He spent his 
spring break in North Carolina with the crew 
team. He reports that his body has never looked 

Josh Solomon is now at Northeastern Univer- 
sity along with Kevin Lydon and Derek Sulli- 
van. Josh is s.-nd to be spending a lot of his free 
time with Kristen Morgan. 

M. J. Forrest plans to play lacrosse at Lehigh. 
Fati Entakhabi sent Lindsey a post card saying 
she loves McGill. 

Kristin Casazza spent her spring break in Flor- 
ida with her mother and her grandparents. She 
looks extremely healthy and is often found shaping 
up at the local fitness center at UNH. 

Jason McCloy now attends the University of 
New Hampshire, but spends the majority of his 
free time at Boston College. 

Rob Zartarian is now a resident assistant in 
one of the better dorms at UNH. 

Jess Clapp "loves Montana and her boyfriend." 

Courtney Seed played varsity soccer and is 
now playing varsity lacrosse for Union College. 
Courtney also joined a sorority, Sigma Delta Tau. 
She likes school much better than in the beginning 
of the year. She spent her spring break on the 
island of Antigua. 

Alison Hyder survived her first Mardi Gras, 
and her first spring break at Tulane. Next year she 
will be living off campus. She just signed a lease for 
a five bedroom house. On May 10th, Alison leaves 
for a three week vacation to Spain. 

For Christmas, Nate Broehl received a plane 
ticket to Germany. He returned to Ohio on March 
28th. This past school year Nate has been working 
and taking classes at a local college. 

Jon Kocsis is having the time of his life at the 
University of California in Santa Cruz. This sum- 
mer he plans to live in the Boston area with Nate, 
John Sullivan, and Kevin Lydon. 

Sepp Spenlinhauer writes, "Well, I can't be- 
lieve the year is over. Summer job plans are up in 
the air, and it looks like they ae not coming down. 
College is fun but I still miss GDA. Why? Who 
knows. Say hi to everybody. P.S. 'Only women 
have those.' That's fine, I don't want any. They're 

Amy Russell won her first college race last 
month, taking the 3000 meters at Boston Universi- 
ty's Valentine Classic in a time of 10:22.89. 

I have just completed my job as service manager 
for a 300 person catered event. At UNH they 
really throw you into the hotel program. I love it, 
but it keeps me extremely busy. For this reason I 
haven't been able to send out a Newsletter to our 
class. I promise you all a letter before the next 
issue. In the meantime, I hope all is going well for 
everyone, and if you have any news to report, 
please write to me at . . . J.J. Katz, 32 Berrywood 
Lane, Beverly, MA 01915. 

Former Faculty 

Former headmaster Jack Ragle is looking to "at 
least partial retirement" after Commencement at 
Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. He is 
stepping down as chairman of the English Depart- 
ment, but may continue to teach a couple of 
classes a day. "An exciting new prospect," he says. 
He's looking forward to "lots of tennis and golf this 


The Archon 

The GDA family continues to grow 

continued from page 20 

William T.Evans Jr. '90 

Nicholle A. Fardy '90 
Cara J. Fineman '92 

Philip P. Gatchell'91 

Deirdre B. Heersink '92 
Jill L. Hindle '93 
Barry M. Hugo '92 
Jeffrey D. Hugo '93 
Amity Jeanes '93 
Grace Jeanes '92 
Graeme A. Jones '91 

Ian C. Jones '90 

MerridethA. Kalil'91 
Michael J. Kalil, Jr. '90 

Sarah J. Karp '93 

Danielle Kealler '90 
Robert K. Kealler '93 
Eric Lacroix '89 
Peter S. Langley '90 
Nicholas LaPierre '92 

Scott A. Lauder '90 

Michael K. Leary '92 

John M. Lipchitz '91 
Jeremy C. Lyons '93 

Andrew K. Mack '91 

Katherine C. Mack '93 

Alec MacLachlan '93 

Ashfaque A. Mecca '91 
Scott A. Miller '91 

Glen P. Monnelly '92 
Hoyt D. Morgan '92 

Kristin K. Morgan '90 
Christina Morss '92 
Stratton B. Newbert '91 
Amy E. Nicolo '92 

Jennifer L. Evans '82, sister 
Matthew Fardy '88, brother 
Jeffrey Karelis '64, Carol Bendetson 

Shube 74 and Andrew 

Bendetson 78, cousins 
Francis H. Farnum, Jr. '40, great- 
Megan Heersink '88, sister 
Jeff Panall '91, cousin 
Jeffrey D. Hugo '93 
Barry M. Hugo '92 
Grace Jeanes '92, sister 
Amity Jeanes '93, sister 
Jeffrey 74, Eric '81, and Ian '90, 

Jeffrey 74, Eric '81 and Graeme 

'91, brothers 
Michael J. Kalil, Jr. '90, brother 
Merrideth A. Kalil '91, sister 
E. Randall Jackson, grandfather; 

Eben Jackson '29, great-uncle 
Robert J. Kealler '93, brother 
Danielle Kealler '90, sister 
Martin Lacroix '88, brother 
Stephen Bottomley 74, uncle 
Andrew Costello '69, uncle; John 

'89 and Peter Costello '90, 

Arthur S.Page, Jr. '45, 

Dr. Daniel, Jr. '55 and M. Kevin 

'58, uncles; Elizabeth '88, cousin 
Joseph Lipchitz '89, brother 
Benjamin Pearson, Jr. '44 and 

Raymond Lyons '45, 

Amy F. Mack '87 and Katherine 

'93, sisters 
Amy F. '87, sister; Andrew K. '91, 

David Carleton '63, uncle; Cate 

MacLachlan '89, sister 
Irshad Mecca '86, brother 
Douglas Miller '46, father; John R. 

'52, uncle; David '87 and Mark 

D. '83, brothers; Linda L. 79, 

Anne K. Monnelly '88, sister 
Dodge D. '50, father; Dan Hall '49, 

Charles G. '65, uncle 
Jeannette Morss '92, sister 
Ashley Newbert '89, sister 
Andrew Noel '88, ? 

Eliot F. Orton '93 

Gardner F. Orton '90 
Jodi Packard '90 
Jeff Panall '91 
Emily A. Pearl '90 

Joshua N. Pike '93 

Matthew H. Remis '92 

Melanie Robinson '92 
Anne C. Rogers '92 
Jennifer L. Saunders '93 
Amy Shafmaster '90 
Dara L. Shain '92 

Elizabeth K.Smith '91 
Heather A. Smith '93 
Michelle Smith '91 
Bethany W. Stewart '91 
Catherine L.Tuthill '91 

Jason Twomey '90 

Jason Uttam '91 
Andrew Vermeersch '93 
Craig T. Wattie '92 
Brooke Whiting '92 
Kori Winter '91 

John A. Zartarian '93 
Arthur M. Zweil III '90 

Cabot '88 and Gardner '90, 

Cabot '88 and Eliot '93, brothers 
Jill Packard '89, sister 
Jill Hindle '93, cousin 
William Alfond '67 and Peter 

Alfond 71, uncles 
Nathaniel Williams 70 and 

George (Jaike) William II 73, 

Peter Remis '52, James Slater 78, 

Adam Robinson '89, brother 
Henry H. Rogers '53, uncle 
Erin Saunders '88, sister 
Jonathan S. Shafmaster '63, father 
Jonathan '85 and Ross Shain '87, 

Allan D. Smith '88, brother 
Michelle Smith '91, sister 
Heather A. Smith '93, sister 
Mark W. Stewart '85, brother 
Betsy Tuthill '84, sister; Mark 

Tuthill 'xx, brother 
Jill Twomey '85, sister; 

Christopher Twomey '86, 

Shad Uttam '87, brother 
Kevin C. Vermeersch '89, brother 
Rob '89, brother 
William B. Whiting '59, father 
Josiah K. Lilly IV '69, stepfather; 

Mariah Lilly '89, cousin 
Robert Zartarian '89, brother 
Alison Zweil '86, sister 

Dr. An Wang 

The Trustees of the Academy extend condolences to 
the Wang Family on the death of Dr. An Wang, the 
founder of Wang Laboratories., Inc., who died 
March 20, 1990. The Doctor, as he was often called, 
served on Governor Dummer's Board of Trustees 
from 1972 to 1974, and was a generous benefactor to 
the school for 20 years. Son Courtney 74 is 
currently a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. 
Wang leaves his wife Lorraine, sons Frederick and 
Courtney, and daughter Juliette. 

Spring 1990 


The Alumni Association 

A role in GDA Admissions 

By John S. Mercer '64 
President, Alumni Association 

Prodded by Petei Sherin, the president of the 
Alumni Assoi iation before me, 1 arranged this 
fall to have breakfast at Fowle's with 
Headmaster Peter Bragdon. My unstated 
nda had something to do with getting Peter 
t ommitted to a couple ol new programs the 
Assoc iation is running. I expected no particular 
surprises, but thought to be polite by beginning with a 
nod to his interests. So all credulousness, I said, "Peter, 
what can the Alumni Association do for you?" 

Peter didn't need to take a breath, to think, to 
consider: "Help us broaden our base of applicants to 
the school." 

The idea was new to me, was unexpected, was for 
some reason surprising. Did the school need more 
applicants, I asked. "No," Peter responded, "GDA 
needs a broader base of applicants, or, if depth is your 
interest, John, a deeper pool." I learned that 
applications are not down, but that the Trustees and 
the headmaster have decided to put all possible effort 
behind their commitment to making the school the 
best. "One way to do so is to make sure we're looking 
at as many candidates as possible," Peter said. 

I never did get my own agenda on the table at 
Fowle's that day. Instead, I started thinking about how 
alumni and alumnae could be persuaded to recommend 
students. What would they need to know? What sort of 
program should be set up? After several months of 
meetings about these ideas, we are moving forward in 
an institutional way, but you'll hear about that later. 

Let me, in this article, though, give my experiences 
with recommending youngsters for Governor Dummer. 
My daughter is in the seventh grade in the Amesbury 
(Mass.) Public Schools, so in some ways I am perfectly 
placed to know who might be a good local candidate 
for the school. Once I began to think about Peter's 
idea, I began to consider who might really be a 
candidate. It was really a matter of refocusing on what I 
had been seeing all along. 

I realized that I couldn't just recommend people 
willy-nilly; I had to sound out their parents on the 
ideas as well. So my first move, after I had a list of 
about ten kids, was to call their parents to see if they 
were interested in their children attending private 
school. Those who said, 'No,' I did not attempt to 

persuade, though 1 believe they took the call as a 
compliment to their child. To those who said 'Yes,' 1 
mentioned Governor Dummer. If their reaction was 
either neutral or enthusiastic, I proceeded. I asked 
them if they'd like me to recommend their child, which 
recommendation would essentially mean that their 
child would receive an honest, hard look by the school. 

In all of this I am really little more than a note taker. 
My daughter has actually been the one doing most of 
the thinking for me; she mentions kids at church, in 
school, at her dance class, at her piano lessons, at her 
camp. Early on, I had to decide whether I had to worry 
about whether these candidates were financially able or 
academically strong enough. I decided that that was 
the school's problem; if the parents went along with the 
idea, that was enough for me. 

My first recommendation was a terrific candidate, 
whose family I know well. She was applying as a 
sophomore from a local high school. The school was 
excited about her possible attendance, as was I. I tried 
to keep in touch both with the school and the 
candidate. The trouble was that several other schools 
were equally interested in her as well, and she chose 

From the experience I learned to send Michael 
Moonves, director of admissions, a summary of each 
candidate's strengths, weaknesses, and interests, as well 
as a description of the parents' situation. In that way, I 
was trying to supply Mike with useful persuasive 
information. For instance, being able to offer, and 
stress the offer of, dance classes to a young girl 
interested in dance might just sway her or her parents 
in Governor Dummer's favor. 

When I recently asked Mike how many alumni 
recommendations for admissions he had received this 
year, he said, "How many have you given me, John." 

I said, "Six, so far." 

"That's about it," said Mike. I was astounded. Maybe 
he was joking. 

I encourage you to recommend youngsters to the 
Governor Dummer admissions department. All it 
really takes is a call or a note to Michael Moonves, 
director of admissions. But I warn you, you will find it 


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Terry Staples 

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Rowley, MA 01969 

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Box 116 

Randolph, VT 05060 

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Charles M. Carroll 

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Waban, MA 02168 

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266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950 

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P.O. Box 305 

Campbell Meadow Road 

Norwich, VT 05055 

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Meredith, NH 03253 

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Newport, RI 02840 

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26315 West Ivanhoe Road 
Wauconda, IL 60084 

Deborah McClement 

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Burlington, CT 06013 

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22 Bellefontaine Avenue 
Framingham, MA 01701 

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17 Cedar Lane 
Rhinebeck, NY 12572 

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315 East 70th Street #6G 
New York, NY 10021 

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451 Huntington Avenue 

Hyde Park, MA 02136 

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60A Gorham Avenue A 
Brookline, MA 02146 

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Wenham, MA 01984 

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Charlestown, MA 02129 

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Newbury, MA 01950 

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Reunion '90 

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Fall Alumni Games 
GDA Allies Auction 
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October 14 

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November 2 

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